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SPV Training Hub

Published 16 September 2019 | Written by Kate Whatley
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Create opportunities CSCS Placements Trade contractors Training

Roofing contractors SPV Group are taking its recruitment and training needs into its own hands by investing in a new training initiative at its premises in Walsall. Students have just enrolled at the company’s newly-built, dedicated training hub for up to 20 school leavers. Here young people are training to gain a 24-week Level 1 Introduction to Construction, with roofing-…


Pre-employment training for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds

Published 12 August 2019 | Written by Ushna Mughal
CategoriesColleges Create opportunities 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 Create opportunities 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 Create opportunities 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…


#NAW2019 Inspired Video

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Create opportunities 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 Create opportunities 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…


New 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,…


A mechanical and engineering taster day for young women at Mace

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…


REACH Apprenticeship Programme

Published 19 April 2017 | Written by Kevin Roodt
CategoriesApprenticeships Create opportunities Placements

Berkeley Capital’s Reach apprenticeship programme was officially launched to our Supply Chain on 5 July 2016. Apprenticeship is first and foremost a job combining on-the-job training with obtaining nationally recognised qualifications, such as BTEC or an NVQ and the development of transferrable skills. This programme is there to allow young people to get a chance to begin and develop their…


Celebrating our apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week

Published 20 March 2017 | Written by Cintia Bailey
CategoriesApprenticeships Placements Recognition

National Apprenticeship Week 2017 helped bring together employers and apprentices from across England to celebrate the success of apprenticeships. We have been highlighting the success of Connect Plus Services’ apprenticeships over the last twelve months by showing not only the benefits associated with gaining an apprenticeship but also how apprenticeships are a gold-standard route into a great career. To read…


Recognising Apprentices at Awards Events

Published 16 November 2016 | Written by Andrew Sharp
CategoriesApprenticeships Recognition

As part of our Apprentice support programme we encouraged our second year Apprentices to reflect on their achievements in completing their first full year of their Apprenticeships. This included supporting one of our Apprentices to prepare a submission for a local industry award scheme, capturing what he had learned in his first year and how he had contributed to business…


BSSU at QK Academy Careers Fair

Published 12 September 2016 | Written by Angelika Chraska-Pongo
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Goodwill Legacy Schools

The Your Future Careers Fair is a part of a government funded program aimed at students aged 14-24 in order to try and get them into work, showing them the alternate ways they can take their future and offering apprenticeships to those who choose to take them. The BSSU project took part in this by attending QK Academy School and…