Last month saw two Erith Group Demolition Apprentices complete their training to become fully qualified Demolition Operatives.

Afeez Bashiru and Harry Tetsill are currently involved with the regeneration scheme at the Aylesbury Estate in South London.  For the past two years, they have both been working towards their NVQ Level 2 qualification, gaining valuable experience and knowledge from Erith’s site personnel.

Their hard work paid off last month when they both received their NVQ qualification.  Their Project Manager, members of Erith’s senior management and representatives of Notting Hill Genesis, their client at Aylsbury Estate, surprised them on-site with personalised cakes and a well-deserved tea-break in the midst of the August heat-wave.

Steve Bennett, Project Manager at the Aylesbury Estate, commented: “Both Afeez and Harry have proven themselves to be extremely eager and hard-working individuals.  Their hunger and ambition to progress in the industry has been evident from the day they started on site, and it has been a pleasure seeing them progress and having them in my team.  I am proud to see them achieve their qualification and look forward to continuing to work with them going forward”.

Author: Adam James, Assistant Bid Manager, Erith Group

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