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Richie Plunkett Christopher Howard Kenneth Williams
15/12/2014 08/12/2014 09/12/2014
Stn 33 Southport Green Watch Seconded
Stn 31 Bootle & Netherton White Watch
WMBP Stn 31 Crosby Green Watch
WMA Stn 31 Crosby White Watch
WMA Stn 18 Aintree White Watch
WMB Incident Management Team Red Watch
WMB Stn 15 Toxteth Green Watch
WMB Incident Management Team White Watch
FF Incident Management Team White Watch
FF     Incident Management Team Green Watch
No Name
2609 Jeffrey Crane 2828 Anthony Curtis 2682 Brian Donnelly 2840 David Balmer 2668 Kieran McGonigle
Stn 33 Southport White Watch Project Flexi Duties
Stn 31 Bootle & Netherton Green Watch
WMBP Stn 33 Southport Blue Watch WMA Stn 31 Crosby Green Watch WMA Stn 12 Kensington White Watch WMB Stn 15 Toxteth
Green Watch
WMB Operational Planning Non Ops 10 Day
WMB Stn 15 Toxteth White Watch
FF Stn 15 Toxteth Blue Watch
FF Stn 12 Kensington Green Watch  03/12/2014
Start Date
08/12/2014 10/12/2014 10/12/2014 24/11/2014 29/11/2014
Grade    Start Date
G6 15/12/2014 G6        15/12/2014
Start Date
01/01/2015 01/01/2015
2953 David Shanahan 2852 Kenneth Williams 5212 David Cartwright 5179 John Kellaway
3024 Andrew Burton 2893 John Keeling 5299 Paul Gilboy
3032 William Dickinson
07/12/2014 09/12/2014 27/11/2014 03/12/2014
03/12/2014 05/12/2014 03/12/2014
Designation Location
Stn 33 Southport Blue Watch Stn 16 Old Swan White Watch Stn 24 West Kirkby White Watch Stn 11 City Centre White Watch
No Name Designation Location
106114 Stephanie Catterall District Advocate Prevention & Protection 106115 Gemma Blenkinsop District Advocate Prevention & Protection
No Name Designation Location
107232 James Borrows Hydrant Technician Vesty Road 106020 Emma Sykes Admin Assistant Finance
A fantastic group of young apprentices have been taken on by our Service as the Authority recognises its role in creating opportunities for young people in Merseyside.
The 12 young people, who are between 17-years-old and 24-years-old, will spend time with the Prevention teams in Merseyside who work to help protect those more vulnerable to fire. A further two apprentices are undertaking separate qualifications based in the Finance and Catering Teams at our Service headquarters.
The Prevention Apprentices will work alongside Merseyside’s highly competent staff to complete an Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Community Safety. This comprises of two level 2 qualifications (Level 2 Certificate in Delivering Community Safety Activities and Level 2 Certificate in Knowledge of Community Fire Safety). Our Service is working with Wirral Met College on the apprenticeship programme.
The 12 Community Safety Apprentices will operate across all districts and will work to complete the qualifications within 12 months.
Speaking on his first day on the scheme, Afraseyab Khan, 19, who lives near the Edge Hill area of Liverpool, said: “I was quite nervous before meeting the group of apprentices but now I have I am more relaxed. What made me come here was the organisation. The people who I met at the open day encouraged me. I’m very excited about the year ahead.”
Deputy Chief Fire Officer Phil Garrigan said: “I am very proud to welcome our new apprentices as it has long been an ambition of the Authority to build on the work we do with young people to give them real, tangible job opportunities. Having met them, I have no doubt that they will become ambassadors for the Service and we will work with them to ensure that they flourish and they learn from the superb staff we have here.
“Staff at Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service, including firefighters and our fire prevention team, will mentor the group over 12 months. The programme will provide all participants with the opportunity to secure
an accredited qualification, with the young people benefitting from pay which is above the minimum apprentice wage, as is the ethos of a service with our reputation and values.”
Karen Metcalf, Youth Manager who runs the youth engagement programmes at our Service, said: “Three of these young people successfully completed the Prince’s Trust Team programme course in Merseyside, which epitomises what the programme is all about.”
Wirral Met College is providing quality assurance for the apprentices as well as Level 2 functional skills such as English, Maths and IT for those who require it.
The Prince’s Trust Team Programme is a 12-week course run at fire stations across Merseyside for young people aged 16 to 25-years-old who are not in employment or education. It is aimed at developing young people’s skills to strengthen their job prospects.
Some of the 14 young apprentices stand with Deputy Chief Fire Officer Phil Garrigan. Photo: Karl Mansfield.

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