Apprentice George on the ball and on the job at Meadow Lane!

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A CONSTRUCTION apprentice from Hucknall has scored some practical, on-the-job experience at Notts County Football Club’s Meadow Lane ground.

GEORGE ROY (17) took part in a four-week placement at the stadium, where he was involved in maintenance duties that included painting stands, railings and doors, general repairs, plastering and brickwork.

He was given the opportunity through his studies on the construction pre-apprenticeship programme, which is delivered by New College Nottingham (ncn).

George said: “Working at Notts County was a great experience. It made me more confident about being on site and I now take even more pride in my work after working for a real client.”

Ncn’s pre-apprenticeship programme helps young people to find employment in the construction industry.

The 22-week course equips them with work-ready skills while the college uses its contacts with local employers to help them find a suitable apprenticeship.

Students gain experience at the college’s purpose-built workshops and from external work-placements, where they try a range of crafts, including brickwork, plastering, plumbing, joinery and tiling. They also learn interview techniques, IT skills and are given CV-writing support.

OUR PHOTO shows George (front) with fellow apprentices Connor Simons and Perry Spencer at Meadow Lane.