Levi Ward joined McTaggart Construction initially on a two week placement from Action for Children (a children’s charity) in November 2017. Levi was a participant on Action for Children’s Youth Build programme, where Levi successfully gained a number of construction related qualifications.
McTaggart supplied the appropriate PPE, guidance, mentor and opportunity, whilst Levi did the rest. The site manager along with the Civil’s manager were so impressed with Levi’s work ethic, attitude and enthusiasm that they created a position for Levi. Levi was taken on a short term three month contract to work with McTaggart Civils.
Levi’s confidence and knowledge grew in this short space of time and his clear hunger for mucking in and getting a job done were plain to see. In March, McTaggart invested in Levi and he was signed up for a modern Apprenticeship in Civil Operations.
Levi, since joining McTaggart, has got involved in community work too, helping the Community Benefit Team to deliver construction programmes to primary school children, Pathways into Construction for school leavers at Jobs fairs and has entered into the Apprentice Challenge set by Developing the Young Workforce (DYW Glasgow).
Levi is heading up the challenge with other McTaggart apprentices being involved. Levi being a local to the site knows how important community is. So part of the Challenge includes labour donation, where the apprentices give up a day to help local initiatives and groups etc. to ‘do good’ and make a difference.
Levi is continuing to make a difference on site and in his local community.