Havant Firm Supports Apprentice Who Lost Job With Carillion When It Collapsed - The Directory Group

Havant firm supports apprentice who lost job with Carillion when it collapsed

A local maintenance company stepped in to support a Havant apprentice who lost his job when the business he was working for collapsed.

Tom Curley faced losing his carpentry apprenticeship after Carillion went into liquidation earlier this year.

There were growing concerns he would become unemployed, but his role was saved after Comserv, who provide responsive repairs maintenance to big names such as Portsmouth City Council, offered him an opportunity to continue his apprenticeship.

Comserv also look after around 15,000 Local Authority properties, many of which are in Leigh Park and other areas of the Havant Borough.

Richard Cooper, Group Executive Manager for Comserv, says it was pleasing the company were able to help at short notice.

He said: “We are so pleased that we were able to step in at short notice and offer an apprenticeship to Tom following the demise of Carillon.

“Tom is now getting real on-the-job training supported by his day release to college and I am confident he will do very well with us here at Comserv.”

The local MP Alan Mak has praised the move of the company and says he is committed to boosting apprenticeships across the area.

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