WPH apprentices selected for skills competition
Published by katiejones for Wirral Partnership Homes in Education
Richard Whelan, Tasmin O'Brien and Richard Mowbray get ready to show off their skills
THREE of Wirral Partnership Homes’ (WPH) construction apprentices have been chosen to represent Wirral Metropolitan College at the North West Skill Build competition. The three apprentices, who are all employed by WPH, were selected by their college tutors to represent the college in open competition at the North West heat of the largest skills competition in the UK.
Two of the apprentices, Tasmin O’Brien (Apprentice Joiner) and Richard Whelan (Apprentice Plasterer) are still in their first year and had only been training for 6 months prior to being selected for competition. Richard Mowbray (Painter & Decorator) is in his 2nd year of training.
Despite their relative lack of experience, all three agreed that it was a worthwhile experience which would equip them for any similar future challenges.
Richard Whelan said: “I am really pleased and proud to have been chosen to represent the college. This means a lot to me and it has helped to boost my confidence.”
Mike Wade, Painting & Decorating tutor from Wirral Metropolitan College, said: “The very fact that all three WPH apprentices have come to the attention of their respective college tutors at such an early stage would indicate that they have all shown plenty of potential.”
Chris Boynton, Apprentice Training Manager at WPH, said: “This is the first time that WPH have had three apprentices selected to compete in the same competition. We are very proud of their efforts and delighted about their well deserved recognition. This was an excellent showcase for the first class training opportunities which are provided for our apprentices at WPH, as well as demonstrating the high level of skills which are taught at WMC.”