Chris Harland

Before attending the Skills Academy, Chris had been struggling to secure employment. The lack of job opportunities had left him disheartened and uncertain about his future prospects. However, he remained determined to find a way back into the workforce and was willing to invest his time and effort into acquiring new skills. Having heard positive […]

Jordan Tomlinson

Jordan has had a brilliant journey with Seymour so far, due to living out of the Tees Valley area Jordan could not access the funding for the Gateway to Construction Course however we saw great potential in him so decided to pay for his tuition. What were you doing previously before undertaking the Gateway to […]

Onille Weir

Following completion of Seymour Skills Academy’s Gateway to Construction, it was clear to see Onille really enjoyed the mechanics of how large plant operated which is why he was selected to join us as an Apprentice Plant Operative giving him opportunity to best match his skills and his interests into a future career. Onille has […]

Amy Richards

What were you doing previously before undertaking the Gateway to Construction Training Programme? “Before finding Seymour Skills Academy I was unemployed and seeking Universal Credit. I was seriously lacking in confidence and was not in education.” Were you facing barriers preventing you from progressing in education or work? “I faced a huge confidence issue and […]

Success for John Cooper

John Cooper, 23, began his career as a warehouse operative before realising his interest lay in the construction industry. He had no previous experience in the sector and decided to join a five-week Gateway to Construction training programme at Seymour Skills Academy in September 2020. Speaking as part of National Apprenticeship Week, which runs from […]

John Cooper, Success Story

John has had a brilliant journey with Team Seymour! He first came to our Seymour Skills Academy in September 2020 joining the Gateway to Construction Programme. Since then John has completed the 2-week Excavator 360 training course, Slinger Signaller training, worked alongside a lifting operator and successfully passed his CSCS test. In January 2021, John […]

NEPO Visit’s Our Skills Academy

Seymour had the opportunity to welcome NEPO to Seymour Skills Academy to showcase the amazing social value it is delivering and the hard work and dedication to bridging the skills gap that is being undertaken. They even got to sample some of our plant training to see what it’s all about. Massive thank you for […]