PROFILE: As we mark Apprenticeships Week 2022, former apprentice and our current Contracts Director Tony Pearce looks back on 43 years at McCarrick Construction

In 1979, aged 16, I came in to the office which was then in the yard for an interview with Mr James McCarrick, Matthew’s grandfather, for a joinery apprenticeship. The joinery post was gone by then so I got the bricklaying apprenticeship instead. I was over the moon just to have got a job. I completed my apprenticeship in 1983 – then I spent seven years as a bricklayer

Well deserved recognition for our whole team – Highly Commended at the National Apprenticeship Awards 2021

We’ve recently been asked what we’re most proud of achieving as a company over 2021. It’s a difficult question – despite the challenges the whole industry has faced over the last year we’ve had many highlights in terms of completions, contracts won, the usual ups and downs of construction contracting. On reflection though, the highest […]

New College Durham celebrates their part in our Apprentice Award win

From 10 November 2021 “When McCarrick Construction picked up North East Apprentice Employer of the Year for the second year in a row last week, we felt extremely proud of the six current apprentices and the hardworking staff at New College Durham who all play their part to make these schemes such a success.  […]

CITB Apprenticeship Awards Finals 2018

Following our fantastic win at the North East Apprenticeship Awards earlier this year, director Tony Pearce was invited to attend the final round of the CITB Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Awards 2018 in London this week on behalf of McCarrick Construction. Tony himself started work here as an apprentice 39 years ago and since […]

Sunderland Echo: “Builder honoured for work on apprenticeships”

Sunderland Echo, published Monday 23rd October 2017 Link to article “McCarrick Construction has been honoured for its work to lay the foundations for future success. The Chester-le-Street builder scooped the Small Employer of the Year for the North East region in the prestigious National Apprenticeship Awards. Other winners included Lloyds Bank, Nestle and the NHS. […]