SERC Apprentices visit McAvoy’s Lisburn factory


On Monday 15th May, Apprentice Joiners from South Eastern Regional College (SERC) visited The McAvoy Group’s manufacturing facility in Lisburn.

Students and staff members received a presentation on The McAvoy Group from Colin Walsh, Production Manager at McAvoy’s Lisburn facility, as well as outlining the apprenticeship opportunities available at the company.

In February 2017, McAvoy was recognised for its commitment to apprenticeships and providing students with invaluable work experience when it was awarded an SERC Business Excellence Award. With McAvoy projects being built offsite in a controlled factory environment, students have been able to gain experience on all aspects of a project, from conception through to completion. McAvoy is continuing its commitment to apprenticeships in 2017, with more opportunities becoming available.

Students and staff also received a tour of the manufacturing facility in Lisburn. During the factory tour, the students got the chance to view a live project at manufacturing stage, allowing them to get a better understanding of offsite modular construction and the benefits it holds over traditional builds.

Francis Rice, Joinery/Carpentry Tutor at SERC Lisburn commented,

“It was a great opportunity for the students to visit The McAvoy Group, and experience the factory first-hand. Students often do not get the opportunity to visit a live working environment, so we are very grateful to McAvoy’s for facilitating us today.”