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New campaign launched to boost construction apprenticeships

News   •   Feb 23, 2016 09:24 GMT

A new resource has been created to help promote the benefit of apprenticeships to the construction industry.

Created with the help of the National Careers Service, the resource is designed to raise the profile of the apprenticeship scheme to both young people and employers.

The construction industry is looking for young people to take up the estimated 230,000 new jobs to be created over the next four years and it is envisaged that the resource will make this process easier.

To make the information easily shareable it has been displayed in two infographics, which are to be promoted across the construction sector and to websites aimed at young people about to start their careers.

The ‘Kick-starting your Career in Construction’ infographic features all of the relevant information someone would need before deciding on a career in construction, advice from the National Careers Service and links to useful websites.

Tom Laws, from the National Careers Service, commented: “Aside from the range of qualifications and experience you can gain through a role in construction, seeing a project develop from beginning to end, and having a tangible result to show for it can be very rewarding; people moving into a house or apartment block, or driving over a bridge you built is something you can take pride in every day.”

The other infographic, “Why you should hire an apprentice” has been created to show potential employers the success of the apprenticeship scheme, what advantages it can bring employers, the funding available to them and how they can start hiring an apprentice.

Chris Guy, Managing Director of Powertool World, said the company decided to create the resource “because we realise how important apprenticeships are too many of our customers, the construction industry and the UK economy in general.

“We’re taking any opportunity to do our bit to promote the scheme and educate young people and employers on the many benefits of apprenticeships. We plan to keep building on the resource going forward.”

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