MODERN apprentices learning their trade with the Weaver Vale Housing Trust are getting the chance to work on a £4.3million housing development in Frodsham.

Apprentice plumbers, electricians and plasterers are gaining valuable experience working on the trust’s St Luke's development on Ashton Drive.

The first apprentice to begin work at the 65-home development is training electrician Liam Granville, from Northwich.

“My granddad was a tradesman at the Trust so it has always been my ambition to follow in his footsteps,” said Liam, 20.

“Getting the opportunity to work on a major development like this is an exciting and invaluable experience and I will certainly try and make the most of my time on site,” added Liam.

The project is one of the biggest in the North-West, and is being built on the former St Luke’s Catholic Primary School site.

The homes on the development will include low energy and high efficiency heating systems to keep heating bills as low as possible.

Martin Comer, contracts services manager for the trust, said: “Working on a major new build like St Luke’s is something not every young person gets the chance to do.”