by A.S. Crocker (Plasterers) Ltd

A.S. Crocker (Plasterers) Ltd, now in its 60th year of trading in the Town

A.S. Crocker (Plasterers) Ltd, now in its 60th year of trading in Darlington

A Bright Future for Darlington Apprentices

Darlington based commercial plastering company, A.S. Crocker (Plasterers) Ltd and Darlington College have set-up a formal agreement to offer work experience over the next few years.

A.S. Crocker (Plasterers) Ltd, now in its 60th year of trading in the Town, is proud to announce its formal collaboration with Darlington College.

A shortage of skilled labour

“There has been a lack of investment in new talent across the construction industry in recent years due to the economic downturn. Therefore, we are now seeing a shortage of skilled labour in all trades”, says Mark Lucas, MD of A.S. Crocker.

Investing in our town’s young people

“We feel it is important to invest in our town’s young people to give them a skilled trade which will always provide employment opportunities. Our aim is to work closely with Darlington College over the next few years to train students to become highly skilled plasterers. At the end of their training we want to increase our workforce by appointing two of them, each summer to join our team.”

Bright future

Mark hopes other Darlington businesses will follow suit to support the youngsters of Darlington to gain qualifications to enable them to learn a trade which will always be in demand.

Plastering is a highly skilled trade and A. S. Crocker takes pride in the projects it undertakes. Recent projects have included the new Rockliffe Hall Hotel Spa, Barnard Castle School Sixth Form building, the development of Regent House in Darlington’s town centre into flats and social housing for Darlington Borough Council. Working with large and small construction companies from across the North East, A. S. Crocker is looking forward to a bright future with the addition of these young apprentices to their team.

As part of its expansion plans, A. S. Crocker is moving offices to 16 Woodland Road, Darlington. The black and white 1920’s building on the corner of Woodland Road and West Crescent has been sympathetically restored and converted into offices and two luxurious residential one-bedroom apartments.