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Mentoring Network for New Apprentices

Published 19 October 2020 | Written by Alex Ward
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Consultation Feedback Inclusion Management attitudes Personal development Training

There was a need to retain local people who currently have a job on site which would convert to an apprenticeship, but the apprenticeship is several months away from starting. It is not uncommon for local people starting on site to be placed in teams with different backgrounds or cultures from their own.  In a number of cases the new…


Virtual Work Experience Programme

Published 5 October 2020 | Written by Kieran Ronnie
CategoriesCareers advice Charities/organisations Clients Colleges Cooperation Labour Public Trade contractors

In line with current Scottish Government coronavirus guidance, only essential staff are permitted on construction sites. To ensure we could still deliver employability and work placement outcomes Multiplex developed a Virtual Work Experience Programme in partnership with the Department for Work & Pensions and their supply chain. The programme targeted 18-24 year olds with little experience of the construction industry,…


Support for Graduate Apprenticeships

Published 15 September 2020 | Written by John Cairns
CategoriesApprenticeships Personal development Training

Balfour Beatty Site Engineer Fraser Conway has recently completed his 4 year civil engineering modern apprenticeship and has now progressed onto a new Graduate Apprenticeship Civil Engineering programme. Fraser joined Balfour Beatty in 2016 and is a former pupil at Northfield Academy. Fraser initially joined Balfour Beatty as an apprentice civil engineer working on the AWPR as was part of…


Waterproof Membrane Installer Trailblazer Apprenticeship

Published 7 September 2020 | Written by Keely Warren
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Employed Promoting Construction campaign Training

This company is committed to helping meet the industry’s need for a multi-skilled and qualified workforce, by bridging the skills gap through the development and delivery of a wide range of training courses. This includes its award-winning apprenticeship, the ‘Waterproof Membranes Installer’ qualification as part of the Government’s Trailblazer initiative. Prior to the introduction of this apprenticeship, there was no…


Apprentices Talk at a Careers Fair

Published 17 February 2020 | Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Colleges Community liaison Placements Promoting Construction campaign Residents Schools

Members of the Leeds Public Transport Improvement Programme (LPTIP) attended Leeds apprenticeship recruitment fair on Monday 3 February. The annual fair attracts young people from ages 14 onwards and is a great place to find out more about what options are available for those who don’t want to go to university. This year, the event was attended by 6,123 delegates…


Pre-employment Training for Young People from Disadvantaged Backgrounds

Published 12 August 2019 | Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesColleges Disadvantaged groups Diversity Inclusion Personal development Qualifications Residents Schools Training

Mace Group, working alongside Ernest & Young Foundation, created a unique programme focusing on getting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds ready for work. There are a number of employability programmes in construction, however none focus on providing pre-employment training focusing on the leadership, resilience and soft skills needed to succeed in the construction industry. While construction companies are increasing working…


Creation of a Bespoke Degree Programme

Published 17 June 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Colleges Employed Personal development Placements Training Universities

Redrow Homes decided to engage with several educational establishments to create a bespoke degree focusing on the residential area of construction, which will hopefully result in a much improved industry image. The degree programme has been written collaboratively between Liverpool John Moores University and Coleg Cambria in North Wales, with the programme being delivered at Coleg Cambria in Wrexham. The…


World of Work Roadshow

Published 13 June 2019 | Written by james mcculloch
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Colleges Schools

ISG participated at an event located at the Twickenham Stoop Stadium on the 6th of March 2019. Following the success of last year’s World of Work Roadshow, ISG decided to contribute to the day to raise awareness of careers in construction for the younger generation coming through to further education, College BTec courses or A-levels. The careers roadshow is put…


National Apprenticeship Week Inspired Video

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Employed Personal development Placements

This Berkeley site has been the driving force behind the production of a hit YouTube video based on their involvement in this year’s National Apprenticeship Week. This #NAW2019 themed video aims to inspire any young people potentially considering a career or apprenticeship within the construction industry. The site has been recognised by the Royal Borough of Greenwich as the best…


Building People’s Search Portal

Published 25 March 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Colleges Disadvantaged groups Schools Training Universities

Building People is collaborating with the construction industry to help young people, particularly individuals from diverse and disadvantaged backgrounds, access employment and learning opportunities in the construction industry. Building People has launched an excellent online resource called the ‘Search Portal’ to connect young people with career opportunities in construction and to encourage the next generation to consider a career in…


Working in Partnership to Promote Apprenticeships

Published 12 March 2018 | Written by Duncan Gardner
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Personal development

Here at Phase One of the Perth Transport Futures Project, we have developed a very close relationship with the Perth and Kinross branch of Developing the Young Workforce. We have worked together on several projects in the local community and recently worked together to produce a film for Scottish Apprenticeship Week. The film showcases an extremely talented young woman, Bethany…


England and Scotland Apprentice Week social media competition

Published 12 March 2018 | Written by Kris Karslake
CategoriesApprenticeships Campaigns Careers advice Promoting Construction campaign Social media

To mark the start of England’s National Apprenticeship Week (#NAW2018) and Scotland’s Apprentice Week (#ScotAppWeek2018), the Early Careers Manager and Community Engagement assistant will use our social media to celebrate why apprenticeships are great for BAM. Using the social media campaign, we will hear directly from our trainees and apprentices about why apprenticeships work for them. To help BAM celebrate…


Digital Construction Apprenticeships

Published 27 February 2018 | Written by Gavin Thomas
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Colleges Training

Kier is a forward-thinking company that seeks to attract and retain construction talent of the future. To support this, we have launched a new digital construction apprenticeship scheme, which we believe is the first of its kind in the industry, and which embeds BIM as a foundation that can be used for on the job practical application and delivery of…


Promoting Apprenticeships in the Construction Industry

Published 26 January 2018 | Written by Sirio D'Aleo
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Colleges Training

The Wardian team is keen to promote careers in construction, engage the local community and create opportunities for local residents to work on our project, especially young people. We are working in partnership with local colleges to encourage students to start a career in the construction industry, and we are targeting 25 apprentices on our project. To achieve this target,…


Mechanical and Engineering Taster Day for Young Women

Published 18 September 2017 | Written by Laura Hampson
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Diversity

Mace has found a lack of women applying to their apprenticeship programmes in the mechanical and electrical engineering (MEP) sector. To address this, Mace’s MEP directors have worked alongside the community engagement and emerging talent teams to explore the causes and solutions to the issue. A trend noticed by community engagement managers at Mace is that young women who enter…