Luke Clarke  Clive BevanCasey is working with Build Salford to encourage young people to take on apprenticeships and careers in construction.

The Build Salford traineeship is a 16-week course, based at Salford City College, which gives twenty young people age 16-24 the opportunity to get into a construction based apprenticeship by providing them with practical hands-on training, access to extensive work experience, job preparation support and quality classes and tutorials delivered by experienced industry experts.

Phil Hey, Group Health and Safety Advisor, and Tony Doran, Senior Site Manager, at Casey have each delivered a session to the trainees. Currently, trainee Luke Clarke is spending 5 weeks on the Casey expansion of the Nycomm warehousing facilities in Agecroft. He is pictured with Site Manager, Clive Bevan.

The initiative is supported by Salix Homes, Together Housing, Great Places, Affinity Sutton, Casey, Seddon, Galliford Try Partnerships, Keepmoat, Salford City Council, Connexions, Procure Plus and Salford City College.

michael_dawkinsName:            Michael Dawkins

Employer:      P Casey & Co Ltd

Job Profile:    Site Operative / Fitter - Window fitting, door fitting, customer service, general labouring

Project:           Window and Door Replacement Scheme 2011

Local lad Michael, started  his career within construction, working with a few small local window companies, which he enjoyed for a number of years prior to joining Casey through Fusion 21's Shared Training Initiative.  Michael has been offered a minimum 6 month placement with Casey, with the prospect of this being extended subject to workload and his own individual performance.


Vicky Colbridge works as a manual operative on site. She has been welcomed into what is often seen as a male role. With the support of Casey she has sustained her employment and gained access to training.

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Ivar Rozvjazevs is a ceramic tiler from Latvia.  When he was recruited in 2008, he was living in one of the communities in which we were working.

Mohamed Iftian was recruited in 2005 as a bricklayer.  He has since achieved NVQ2 in brickw