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An apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying study.

The UK government has implemented a strict apprenticeship structure which in many ways resembles the traditional architecture of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. There are three levels of apprenticeship available spanning 2–6 years of progression. It is possible for ambitious apprentices to progress from level 2 (intermediate) to level 7 ( master’s degree) over many years of training and education.

The Government’s own statistics show a 28% plunge in starts over the current academic year so far. In the long term, the only way we will be able to address the chronic skills crisis is by recruiting and training more new entrants.

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Weston Homes appoints new HR director to drive training and recruitment

Weston Homes has appointed Clare Smithson as HR director to oversee the training and recruitment activities across its five subsidiary companies.
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BESA announces shortlists for National Awards

Finalists for the BESA National Awards have been selected after the announcement that the celebratory evening will return in person this year following the COVID-19 pandemic.
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GMI becomes latest member of the 5% Club thanks to successful...

GMI's construction apprenticeships and undergraduate work placements have earned it a position in the prestigious 5% Club.
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Liverpool Construction Hub reopens after pandemic closure

The City of Liverpool College has reopened its Construction Hub, which is situated at Peel  L&P’s Liverpool Waters, to bridge the gap between training and employment in the construction industry.
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GRAHAM Academy to deliver next generation of construction professionals in Scotland

In recognition of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, Debbie Rutherford, social impact manager at GRAHAM, tells us about the apprenticeship opportunities available at the GRAHAM Academy.
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Persimmon Homes to recruit 50 female construction apprentices

Persimmon Homes mark International Women’s Day with the launch of its Target 50 initiative, which will recruit 50 female construction apprentices across the country.
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Former soldier gains work experience on Redcar construction site

Anthony Allan, 31, from Darlington, is undertaking work experience at Vistry Partnership North East’s Kirkleatham Green development in the hopes to secure a trainee site manager position.
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Aptus Utilities’ ‘employee of the future’ apprenticeship scheme

As National Apprenticeship Week draws to a close, Aptus Utilities provide insight into their award winning apprenticeship scheme.
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Civil engineering apprenticeship: ‘The experience is the best part’

Jake Parsell, an apprentice at Perega, tells us why he chose a civil engineering apprenticeship, what he enjoys about it and gives advice on choosing a programme.
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Taking the first step in a career in building control

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Charlotte Turner shares her experience as a building control apprentice on Assent’s Degree Apprenticeship programme.
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National Apprenticeship Week is key to success of MMC

Matt Evans, chief operating officer at TopHat, tells us why National Apprenticeship Week is the key to the success of modern methods of construction (MMC).
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UKATA urges employers to provide apprentices with asbestos awareness training

UKATA, a leading authority for asbestos training, is urging construction employers to ensure asbestos awareness training is provided to all apprentices.
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Creating a new learning culture for construction apprenticeships

James Gordon, senior HR manager at Willmott Dixon Interiors, explains how apprenticeships are facilitating a cultural shift within the company and helping to promote learning at all levels of the business.
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West Fraser tackles youth unemployment with new partnership

West Fraser, formerly known as Norbord, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with Youth Employment UK to tackle youth unemployment.
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Hill Group’s apprenticeship scheme drives next gen of construction talent

The Hill Group, in partnership with London-based organisation K10, is celebrating its Southeast construction apprenticeship scheme, which has successfully trained 21 apprentices in Cambridge alone.
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Unearthing the next generation of construction workers

In recognition of National Apprenticeship Week, Sean Keyes, MD of Sutcliffe, provides his thoughts on the importance of apprenticeship schemes and how the company is going above and beyond to unearth the next generation of construction workers.
Future Skills Pledge

BESA launches Future Skills Pledge to help plug the industry’s skills...

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has urged employers to take on at least one apprentice in 2022, to plug the construction industry’s skills gap with the launch of its ‘Future Skills Pledge’.
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More apprentices needed to deliver net zero ambition by 2050

As National Apprenticeships Week begins, Actuate UK warn that skills shortages are hampering ambitions to deliver net zero buildings, as more new apprentices are needed if we are to achieve net zero by 2050.
North-South skills

Wates joins Northern Coalition on Skills to tackle North-South skills divide

Wates Group has announced it is joining the Northern Coalition on Skill to push apprenticeships and support the national levelling up agenda.
Architecture apprenticeships

Architecture, apprenticeships and addressing the diversity crisis 

William Poole-Wilson, founder and managing director of WILL+Partners, explains the role of architectural apprenticeships in overcoming the diversity crisis.
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SNIPEF notes increased diversity among its plumbing apprentices

The Scotland and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF) has seen increased diversity amongst its most recently recruited plumbing apprentices.
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Balfour Beatty strengthens its commitment to hiring young people

Balfour Beatty has strengthened its commitment to hiring apprentices, graduates and trainees for the second year running.
Black men in construction

Skanska UK tackles under-representation of young Black men in construction

Skanska UK participates in programme to tackle the under-representation of young Black men in construction.
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Graham welcomes next generation of talent

Graham has welcomed its next cohort from its Graduate Apprenticeship Programme, which gives company employees the opportunity to gain higher education via the workplace.
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Places for People launches women into trade programme

Places for People Group has launched a new initiative that will help young women establish careers in construction.

Gatwick commits to equal opportunities for women in STEM

Gatwick has committed to providing roles for women in STEM, the airport has recruited two male and two female engineering apprentices for its 2021 cohort.

Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a trade or profession with on-the-job training and often some accompanying study.

The UK government has implemented a strict apprenticeship structure which in many ways resembles the traditional architecture of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. There are three levels of apprenticeship available spanning 2–6 years of progression. It is possible for ambitious apprentices to progress from level 2 (intermediate) to level 7 ( master’s degree) over many years of training and education.

The Government’s own statistics show a 28% plunge in starts over the current academic year so far. In the long term, the only way we will be able to address the chronic skills crisis is by recruiting and training more new entrants.