Daniel's Story

19-year-old Daniel’s story is one of the highlights for PVC this year.

When Daniel found himself in difficult circumstances he decided it was time to turn his life around, he gained employment with Constructing the Future Lancashire and started his journey.

Daniel openly admits that formal education was never his strength. But thanks to the support of PVC he became an apprentice joiner with a number of companies, including Gateway PropertyCare, Conlon Construction, Marcus Worthington and Forrest. Despite his lack of educational qualifications, Daniel’s outstanding technical skills, commitment and work ethic shone through and these were soon recognised by his employers.

However, for Daniel, the icing on the cake came when he scooped two prizes at the Construction Development Alliance awards. He was presented with the overall Apprentice of the Year prize and the Overcoming Adversity in Construction award a fitting tribute to the hard work and perseverance which has seen him transform his life.

Daniel is now working with Conlon Construction on the 25m Student Zone at Preston’s College.

Georgia's Story

15-year-old Georgia was given the opportunity to leave her mark for genrations to come.

Georgia was one of four trainees from PVC who were given the chance to help work on on the £1m Preston Remembers project, restoring Preston Cenotaph.

“It’s a bit unusual being a girl brickie but I love it. The boys were surprised when they first saw me at the Vocational Centre but I soon showed them how it's done!”

“I couldn’t believe I’d be laying bricks and stone at Preston Cenotaph. It is such an important monument for Preston and it means a great deal to so many people.

Two of the PVC Trainees who worked on the Cenotaph have ready gone on to full time work and another is doing further training, so it is a wonderful and even unique way of getting on the job training.