An apprenticeship worked for me

Mar 17, 2016

Emanuel Whitaker have been supporting apprenticeships for it’s entire 179 history, so we know the benefits that apprenticeships bring to our company.

This week we’re supporting National Apprenticeship Week and taking the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of some of our apprentices.

Meet Danny Bosher from Oldham.

Bosher, DannyI now have a great skill and a full time job as a joiner thanks to my apprenticeship.

People think that the only people who do apprentices are those who didn’t do well at school but I did really well and got all my GCSEs – but I had just had enough of education and wanted to get to work as soon as I could.

I knew that I wanted to work in construction as the idea of working in an office was not my idea of fun.

If like me, you don’t like sitting in a classroom then try to get an apprenticeship because you can learn but you are actually doing the job while you are learning. Its miles better than just reading about something.  I know I pick up things much quicker by doing something.  You even get paid to learn as an apprentice which as far as I am concerned is a massive bonus to the scheme.

An apprenticeship worked for me because I get to work on different sites and do all kinds of different jobs.  Emanuel Whittaker does a lot of refurbishment work and my favourite thing is putting in new kitchens for people.  It’s really interesting and the people you are doing the work for are really nice and are dead chuffed at the end of it when they see their new kitchen.

Loads of my mates are unemployed and have been for ages and I was looking for a job myself for ages and so I know how lucky I am to have done an apprenticeship.  Now I have a qualification that will last a lifetime, a good job and no student debt.

The Big Clean Up at Stoney Knoll and Gloverfield

Jan 25, 2012

The preparations in the lead up to Christmas can be hectic, but construction sites are usually about getting everything put away and made safe, ready for the Christmas Close down. But our site team at Stoney Knoll and Gloverfield in Salford decided to use the last morning before the site close down for something a little more productive…

Eight members of the site team including labourers, joiners and plasterers, resident liaison and site management staff decided to do a ‘Neighbourhood Clean Up’. Over the course of a cold morning on 23rd December, the site team gave residents a surprise ‘helping hand’ in getting the neighbourhood looking ship shape for Christmas.

During the afternoon they removed all manner of litter and debris, as well as a skip load of items that had been dumped including beds, and old settee, mattresses, TV cabinet’s and old bric a brac.

Residents were delighted with the big act of kindness shown by the site team, who found the exercise got them well and truly into the Christmas spirit.

An old settee that was removed

Looking ship shape after the clean up

Merry Christmas to all our valued Partners and Customers

Dec 9, 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our partners and customers from all at Emanuel Whittaker Ltd.

Please note that our site operations will stop during the holiday period from 23rd December 2011 to 9th January 2012.

If you have an ‘Out Of Hours Emergency’ during the Christmas period, please contact your landlords emergency call out number, which is displayed on your recent leaflets.