Groundworks and civil engineering company M. Lambe Construction has strengthened its apprenticeship scheme through its investment in Premier Training Centre.
The training centre is in collaboration with Thoughts of Others, a provider of care and education services in Birmingham.
It will enable the company to develop its own tailored training and apprenticeship programmes and provide young job seekers with the practical experience and skills needed to pursue a full-time career in the construction industry.
“Successful businesses like ours have a moral duty to provide young people with more opportunities and offer them the
The Birmingham based business currently employs 32 young apprentices and trainees working across various stages of education and development within the business, with 15 joining in the last 12-months.
Michael continued: “Our apprentices receive invaluable ‘on the job training’ by an experienced mentor, along with practical theory in a classroom.
“We now have an opportunity to really develop a high-quality programme that adds value to their education and fully prepares them to work on one of our construction sites.”
With an estimated 200,000 new construction jobs required over the next 5-years, the investment will ensure the specialist is also doing its part in tackling the skills shortage by attracting the next generation of talent into the industry.
“The construction industry has known for some time the skills shortage needs addressing, but major infrastructure schemes, like HS2 and Hinckley Point C are going to put an additional strain on human resources.
“If we are serious about staying apace with the Government’s growth plans and the upsurge in the housing sector, it is essential more is done to encourage younger people to take up a career in construction.”
Premier Training College is a vocational college and a Birmingham Adult Education Service subcontractor, set up to offer learners with
Along with construction, its course schedule
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