Laing O’Rourke have successfully recruited 20 apprentices in formwork and steel fixing. They will begin working on the new iconic stadium this August.

In July 2022, construction company Laing O’Rourke began work on Everton’s new 52,000 seat football stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock on the city’s waterfront. Bramley-Moore Dock’s location within Liverpool’s Unesco World Heritage Site and the Stanley Dock Conservation Area has been fundamental to how the project has been designed and planned. It respects and preserves the area’s heritage, while bringing a long-standing semi-derelict dockland site back into use.

The Learning Foundry, a local training provider, teamed up with the Blues, Laing O’Rourke and The Skills Centre to help promote and deliver the Formwork and Steel fixing apprenticeships mentioned in our January newsletter. Their social media post read: “We’ve got 20 new construction apprenticeship vacancies in Formwork and Steel Fixing that will play a key role in the construction of the new Everton Football Club stadium with Laing O’Rourke starting in August 2022. You won’t find this opportunity anywhere else!” Applications were received rapidly and the 20 apprentices will get underway later this month.

Over recent weeks there has been regular exciting updates on the progress of the stadium’s construction and the framework of the stands are now visible over the top of the dock walls.

Laing O’Rourke have a professional apprenticeship programme that provides a fully funded day or block release Level 4 (HNC) and/or Level 6 (degree) apprenticeship while working as a full time Laing O’Rourke employee. They also include a series of bespoke development modules, and technical training opportunities, strategically placed to support you at key stages of your apprenticeship journey.

Many thousands of jobs are expecting to be created to help construct the new Everton stadium, so this could be just the beginning of the apprenticeship opportunities available.

If you would like further information on apprenticeships and how to apply for them, talk to the Apprenticeship Support by Be More Team. The team is funded by the European Social Fund & LCR Strategic Investment Fund and provides impartial information and advice on apprenticeships across the Liverpool City Region.