Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Amelia Lays Foundations for Success

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Amelia Lays Foundations for Success

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AMELIA Stanway is building her future career as one of the first Manchester people to benefit from The Factory.

The 18-year-old construction apprentice will be one of a number placed with Manchester-based Laing O'Rourke and its supply chain, who are constructing the arts centre destined to be one of the largest purpose-built cultural spaces in the world.

It is forecast to attract 850,000 visitors a year, enjoying work created by some of the world's best artists while creating and supporting 1,500 full-time jobs.

The Factory will also be a source of apprenticeships and a major training centre for local people wanting to work in a huge range of roles in the creative industries, from technicians and producers to marketing positions - meaning people can pursue careers without having to leave the region. …

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