Whitehouse Cox was recently featured on a BBC article regarding the youngsters keeping traditional trades alive, discover more below.
Whitehouse Cox’s very own Leighann Perry was the subject of a BBC article focused on the young people keeping traditional trades alive.
Leighann began as an apprentice with Whitehouse Cox at the tender age of 18 and progressed through her three-year leatherwork apprenticeship with flying colours. Now twenty-two, Leighann continues to craft beautiful leather goods in Whitehouse Cox’s Walsall factory.
The article also features a quote from Whitehouse Cox Production Manager Adrian Harris, who noted that Whitehouse Cox apprentices do not require “A-levels and A grades”. Instead, as Adrian suggests, our apprentices need to have “common sense, good eyesight, and to be good with their hands.”
We are delighted to see publications such as the BBC continuing to show an interest in traditional trades and young people, such as Leighann, are crucial to the continuation of specialist industries such as handmade leatherwork.
The article also featured a number of other incredibly interesting trades, including a young globe-maker, Clog-maker, wheelwright and paper maker. You can read the full article here.
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