New apprentice joins Ryebridge team

Student Taylor Dennie has joined the team at Ryebridge Construction – securing a training apprenticeship with the construction company.

The 17-year-old from Luton, who is a student at Bedford College, has joined current apprentices Joe Hankins and Mark Fee, all working alongside the experienced team at Ryebridge on their latest project at London Luton Airport (LLA).

The trio are gaining on the job experience on Ryebridge’s one-year £8million Taxiway Foxtrot project, which involves the design and build of a new taxiway parallel to the existing one at the airport. More than 60 staff will be working on site at any one time, working both daytime and throughout the night, with the project due to be completed by next summer.

Taylor said: “Luton is my local town and so I wanted to work here, give back locally and to be able to look at something and know I’ve been a part of it. I’m at college one day a week and with Ryebridge for the rest of the week, so every day is different and challenging.”

Fellow apprentice Joe is now in his second year of a construction management and engineering Level 3 course at Oaklands College in St Albans, while Mark started his construction course in September and has already passed the Construction Skills Certification Scheme and completed a one-day health and safety event.

Director of Ryebridge Construction, Daniel Coyle, said: “Nurturing young talent is at the heart of our ethos and we work closely with schools and colleges to promote apprenticeship and develop local talent. Construction is a leading UK sector and it is vital to work together to promote construction as an exciting and diverse career choice.”