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Apprentices build their careers on Wigan Bus Station project

5 March 2018
Jordan Quigley, Technical Apprentice

Today (5 March 2018) marks the start of National Apprenticeship Week, an event that celebrates the success of apprentices and encourages people to consider this career path.

At TfGM, we’re really keen to give young people the opportunity to gain the skills and experience they need for their future careers.

The £15.7 million redevelopment of Wigan Bus Station is a fantastic example of how apprentices also help us to deliver new transport facilities that are fit for the decades ahead.

Jordan Quigley, a technical apprentice, is one of five apprentices currently working on Wigan Bus Station. He has been gaining on-site experience since November while he works towards a level 4 diploma in construction.

For Jordan, an apprenticeship was always more appealing than university, largely due to the idea of student debts and difficulty in paying them off. Jordan wanted to earn money while learning and gaining experience, so an apprenticeship was the obvious choice.

He also knew that sitting in an office at a computer wouldn’t suit him as he prefers to be hands-on. There are multiple jobs that need to be done on a day-to-day basis at Wigan Bus Station and no working day is the same.

Jordan’s ambition is to continue his employment with contractor VINCI Construction UK after he completes his apprenticeship, and potentially work on overseas projects as a Civil Engineer.

Read the full news release for more information.