Ian Pollitt, assistant project director at Liverpool Waters, has recently been awarded with the Liverpool & Sefton Chambers of Commerce award for Liverpool’s Local Hero following his recent partnership with The City of Liverpool College (COLC).
Liverpool Waters, the £5 billion regeneration project owned and managed by Peel Land and Property, has announced a partnership with the city region’s biggest college, The City of Liverpool College to provide local students with apprenticeship opportunities on the project’s various developments.
By forming this partnership, Liverpool Waters’ development partners will have access to The City of Liverpool College’s skilled apprentices, who will in turn benefit from working on one of the biggest regeneration projects in Europe.
With multiple developments already taking shape, including the residential apartment buildings Plaza 1821 and The Lexington at Princes Dock, as well as international developer Romal Capital’s Quay Central at Central Docks, the demand for skilled apprentices is increasing at a rapid rate.
Ian Pollitt commented:
“It was an honour to accept the Liverpool Local Hero award and I am extremely proud of the partnership we have created with The City of Liverpool College. Working closely with The COLC means that we have access to a talent pool of 10,000 local apprentices, which will become invaluable as our project continues to pick up pace.
“It is critical that we are working with future generations to ensure we can continue to be the very best, and this partnership means that we are inspiring an entire generation of workers, as well as retaining talent in the city by offering them valuable experience and creating opportunities for local people.”
Elaine Bowker, principal of The COLC, said:
“Congratulations to Ian on his recent award win, through Ian’s efforts and this partnership with Liverpool Waters, we are creating opportunities for our students whilst providing these organisations with highly skilled and motivated apprentices. As a result, we’re able to give our students both the experience and the education to have an excellent career in the construction industry.”