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Burnley College Construction Apprentices work hard to make a difference

Themis Construction Apprentices have been given the opportunity to apply the skills and knowledge they’ve gained at Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre.

Painting and Joinery Students spent a week working as on-site carpenters and decorators to carry out maintenance and repair work to the Burnley FC owned estate as part of National Apprenticeship Week, improving their facilities for future visitors.

Apprenticeship Manager for Construction, Gareth Jones, saw the week as a great success for Apprentices.


It’s been a fantastic opportunity for our Students to give something back to the area and help improve a local businesses facilities.

Gareth Jones

Themis Apprenticeship Manager for Construction

“Whitehough Outdoor Education Centre is a great local facility that benefits schools and community groups from throughout the Burnley and Pendle area.

“Our Themis Apprentices loved being outdoors at the foot of Pendle Hill, using their knowledge and skills to make a difference!”

Students carried out timber repairs to windows and painted woodwork ready for the Spring season making sure Whitehough looked the part for their busy year ahead.

Opening in 1938, Whitehough has always been well known in the local area and Burnley College Students were delighted to receive the opportunity give back to them, while gaining some vital hands-on work experience.

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