Armed Forces Apprenticeship Pathway

When a contractor moves into an area, the manpower and resources used to develop the project also provides a center for opportunity, employment and skills experience.

Taking the initiative to provide this service demonstrates excellent corporate responsibility on behalf of the company and industry itself.

The benefits can also work in favour of the individual gaining valuable experience and also the company acquiring new talent.

A site provided this service to the local community as shown in the example below:

  • In partnership with the Army, this project registered with the new AFEP (Armed Forces Employability Pathway);
  • This scheme provides the opportunities for young people to gain construction and Army Reserve experience alongside employment and apprenticeship opportunities;
  • In the five week programme, participants spend time with the Army (training camp) and also on site to develop team building, communication, vocational training (H&S, first aid, PPE), basic engineering, introduction to work place and discipline skills;
  • 25 unemployed young persons from the local community participated on the programme and 6 so far have been appointed to full time apprenticeships/jobs with sub-contractors on site.

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Monitor report. Kier Construction - Scotland. North Ayrshire. January 2016


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