McCarrick’s focus on apprenticeship is rewarded
Matthew McCarrick: “We have been creating and promoting apprentices for over 60 years”
McCarrick Construction, run by Matthew McCarrick MCIOB, is hoping to add to its pile of awards this year with the Apprenticeship Award in the North East Business Awards.
The firm has a hefty collection of accolades to prove how seriously it takes its trainees. It has already been highly commended at the CITB Apprentice Awards to add to its win as Small Business Apprentice Employer of the Year at the North East and Yorkshire and The Humber Regional Apprenticeship Awards in 2017, when it was also named at the National Apprentice Awards among the Top 250 Employers.
Apprentices regularly rise through the ranks – some to board level – and over half of the workforce comprises current or former apprentices.
The variety of options is also key: McCarrick’s takes on apprentices in up to six disciplines every year.
The company is in the process of training two former joinery apprentices, now site managers, through the MCIOB chartership route.
“We have been creating and promoting apprentices for over 60 years,” said McCarrick. “We are always looking for new opportunities to grow our business through the inclusion of more skilled individuals to strengthen our team.”