We stepped in to save the day, and the apprenticeships, of five young workers from the region, after they were made redundant by former employers, as part of the fallout from Covid-19.

Hearing of the plight of the five, third and fourth-year electrical trainees, who had been employed by three companies in the region, we decided to double the company’s planned 2020 intake of apprentices from five to ten, to enable the previously unlucky quintet to complete their apprenticeships and qualify as electricians.

The five apprentices whose careers have been put back on track by Ameon will join our first year electrical and mechanical apprentice cohort, with more apprentices set to join to fill the remaining mechanical/heating ventilation positions. All will work across the region on a series of high profile contracts in Manchester, Liverpool, Preston and Cheshire.

Contract director, Rod Bunce said: “Without continued employment, the mature apprentices would not have been able to complete their training and studies, so although we had budgeted already for our planned apprenticeships this year, we couldn’t turn a blind eye to the situation of these young people.”