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Latest McPhillips construction apprentices begin their journey


Telford College has welcomed its latest intake of apprentices from civil engineering company McPhillips.

The award-winning business – a former Shropshire Company of the Year – has run an apprenticeship programme since 1995, and has a long and successful partnership with the college.

Ethan Troy, Kai Ginifer, Henry Payton Sambells, Josh Glapa and Callum Smith are the latest to begin their training on a level two NVQ construction operations course, through Telford College.

The company described them as ‘a smashing bunch who’ve done extremely well to come on board as the 2023 round of applicants were of a very high standard’.

Since 1995 well over 100 people have successfully completed the McPhillips apprenticeship programme, and more than 20% of the direct workforce began life with as apprentices.

Beckie Bosworth, Telford College’s head of employer engagement, said: “We’re proud to have been working with McPhillips for more than a decade now, supporting them with their apprenticeship programme.

“They are also closely involved in college careers events, supporting our full-time students.”

McPhillips safety, health, environment and quality manager Stuart Bishop said: “Our new apprentices have been placed into suitable civil engineering teams and will begin their training.

“We will give each apprentice our full support – I hope they make the most of this fantastic opportunity.”