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BDP takes on apprentices

BDP has announced the appointment of its first three apprentices as part of a new recruitment strategy to harness fresh talent.

BDP was assisted in the recruitment of the apprentices by Manchester City Council and main contractor Laing O’ Rourke as part of the Regeneration, Employment and Skills Plan (RESP) on the Manchester Town Hall Complex Transformation Project (MTHCTP), where BDP is appointed as environmental engineers.

Daniel Ingham, 23 and Connor Sugden, 20, join BDP’s environmental engineering team while Callum Simister, 18, joins BDP as apprentice civil and structural engineer.

The apprentices will be attending college on a day release basis as part of a National Apprenticeship framework whilst working towards professional qualification with CIBSE/ICE.

Rob Ferry, environmental engineering director at BDP’s Manchester studio said of the new recruits:
“Our apprentices are bright and enthusiastic. Having come through a rigorous application and interview process I am confident they will prove to be assets to BDP. We are keen to deliver a holistic approach to workplace learning, sharing the knowledge and specialist expertise that we can offer, and hopefully providing skills that these young people need for a promising future.”

Commenting on his apprenticeship Daniel Ingham said:
“With BDP being such a recognised international company I was extremely happy to be offered a place with them on their apprenticeship programme and was excited to get into the office and start learning all about building services engineering.  Since starting the support I have received even so soon in the programme has been great.  I am now looking forward to completing my college course and hopefully progressing onto a long and fulfilling career here at BDP.”

The Town Hall Complex Transformation programme is seeing the town hall extension and Central Library extensively refurbished to deliver state-of-the-art services and preserve both grade II*-listed gems for future generations. Some 66 new apprenticeships will be created and a further 19 existing apprenticeships supported through the project.

Pic. L-R: Connor Sugden, Callum Simister, Daniel Ingham