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Mears steps in to support young talent

Mears steps in to support young talent

Back Row (L-R): Willie Docherty Managing Director, Steve Kelly Business Development Director
Front Row (L-R): Conlon Fagan, Cllr James Smith, Deputy Leader of North Lanarkshire Council, Mark McKeownWhen two young men, Mark McKeown and Conlan Fagan, were made redundant after starting their third year as carpentry and joinery apprentices Mears wasable to step in and offer them the opportunity to complete their training. At their interviews they both showed the dedication and skills that Mears looks for in their apprentices.Willie Docherty, Mears Managing Director said: "We know that training is vital for young people to make sure they have great career opportunities and to ensure we have the right skills in the industry for the future.”“When we heard that Mark and Conlan had been made redundant we were keen to interview them and help them continue their training. I hope they will be happy with Mears and enjoy learning more about their trades, we very much look forward to working with them."Mark McKeown said: "I feel privileged to be offered the opportunity to complete my apprenticeship with such a great company. I know a few apprentices who work with Mears and they are always full of praise for the company, how they are treated and the work experience. Being able to complete my apprenticeship is fantastic, words fail me."

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