Following calls from the industry to bring more apprentices into the construction sector, Shared Apprenticeships South West was established to support contractors to meet their local training obligations as well as maximise training opportunities for apprentices.
Each apprentice is recruited, directly employed by and supported throughout their apprenticeship by us, saving contractors time and money and allowing them to get on with running their business. All training and study is organised by Shared Apprenticeships South West and CITB.
Shared Apprenticeships South West works with a wide range of contractors, to find placements for our apprentices. Running for a minimum of 13 weeks, when each placement ends, we have a new placement ready for the apprentice to move on to. Working with different contractors, this enables the apprentice to continue with their development and work towards their qualification. We’re keen to involve more contractors who are interested in providing short term placements for apprentices.
To find out more and to register your interest, please email John McColl: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: 07808 699375.
Shared Apprenticeships South West works with a number of main contractors, sub-contractors and local supply chains. We are always keen to expand our network. Please click here if you are interested in working with us and let us know your requirements.
The organisations we are currently working with are:-
Morgan Sindall – Construction, Infrastructure
Morgan Sindall, the construction, infrastructure and design division of Morgan Sindall Group plc, is a leading UK construction and regeneration group. The company is organised through five businesses of Construction, Transport, Tunnelling, Utility Services and Design and they deliver public and private sector projects of all sizes. Projects that Morgan Sindall have been involved in across the South West over the last 4 years include Bristol City Hall Refurbishment, South Tawton Primary School near Okehampton and Manor Park First School Dorchester.
Since the 1970’s, the Midas Group has been trusted to deliver a diverse range of projects including refurbishments, and fit outs, construction projects, interior and retail schemes as well as property development and energy solutions, across a variety of sectors. Using local knowledge and expertise Midas work closely with their local supply chain partners to deliver tailored solutions for every customer and project. Projects Midas has undertaken over the last 4 years include Kingskerwell School extension and refurbishment Devon, University of Exeter Business Schools refurbishment and care home developments in Dorset.
BAM believe buildings are for people and creating and maintaining a building is both a human and a technical challenge. BAM design, construct, refurbish and operate outstanding buildings for public sector, private sector and own portfolio of properties. Projects undertaken by BAM in the last 4 years include Tate Gallery St Ives, Staple Hill Primary School Bristol and Somerset College Arts House Taunton.
Balfour Beatty Regional Construction
Balfour Beatty believe that design is at the heart of every project and are proud to have built some of the country’s most influential buildings. Balfour Beatty are proud of working in partnership with their supply chain and have developed long term relationships driving innovation and creating long term value for customers, supply chain partners and the communities they work in. Projects in the South West have included Exeter Central Library alterations, Teign and Teighmouth Sports Hall and Kingswood School Bristol.
Bouygues Construction is a global player in construction and services. Through property development, financial engineering and services designed for end users, Bouygues meets the specific needs of each of their customers and have the capacity to fulfil all requirements. In addition Bouygues are looking to incorporate sustainable construction into the lifecycle of their buildings and structures. Bouygues have been involved in a number of projects across the South including schools, a residential care home for young adults, a leisure centre and an innovation centre.
Galliford Try are one of the UK’s leading house building and construction groups. They are at the forefront of the construction industry with approximately 5,500 employees working on a huge range of house building and construction projects. Galliford Try’s focus is on delivering first class business solutions and building long term relationships with customers, employees, supply chains and the communities within which they work. Galliford Try has a strong presence in the South West currently working on The Brewery Square in Dorchester
ISG is an international construction services company delivering fit out, construction, engineering services and a range of specialist solutions. ISG delivers consistently great customer service across geographies, sectors and services enabling them to build long lasting relationships and develop fresh and relevant solutions to meet evolving needs. Examples of local projects include Avon and Somerset Police – 1 Bridewell Street Refurb, Dorset CC Pimperne CE VC School and Beacon Centre Musgrove Hospital
Kier Construction employs cutting edge technology and applies the diverse skills of its teams to deliver high quality construction projects across all market sectors. The construction division consistently demonstrates its flexibility, creativity and ability to deliver a standard of service and quality of product that underpins the longevity of its customer relationship.
With a 118 year history, Wates’ financial security and business approach are built on a foundation of family values. Wates Construction have developed a number of programmes around the pre-construction process, procurement and handover to enhance their offering, increase customer satisfaction and build deeper relationships. Wates have a proven track record in their core markets; education, leisure, care, local authority frameworks, heritage, prisons, commercials and mixed-use developments
Willmott Dixon Construction’s network of local company offices across England and Wales provides national coverage with a local team. This ensures that the client is given close attention and also helps Willmott Dixon to work with companies local to the projects they are running. Some of the recent Willmott Dixon projects include the Met Office Exeter, Plymouth Schools Cluster and Bournemouth University
McCarthy and Stone
McCarthy and Stone is the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder of privately owned property. They pioneered the concept of owner-occupier retirement housing and have sold approximately 50,000 apartments across more than 1000 developments nationwide over the past 39 years. McCarthy and Stone is on track to deliver its’ objective of building and selling more than 3,000 new homes per annum.
McCarthy and Stone have a number of sites across the South West of England including Canford Cliffs – Poole, Horizons – Poole, Boyes Lyon Court – Dorchester.
Other Contractors we are associated with:
GP Masonry Contractors
Southern Construction Framework
The Southern Construction Framework (SCF) is the third generation framework in the South of England. It is a joint venture between Devon County Council, Hampshire County Council and Haringey Council.
SASW works with the SCF providing its’ members with apprentices in both Trade and Technician roles. This helps the framework members to meet their Employment and Skills Strategy Targets. The framework members in the South West are Balfour Beatty, BAM, Bouygues, Galliford Try, Kier, Midas, Morgan Sindall, Wates, ISG and Willmott Dixon.
The SCF is a framework that can be used by local authorities, public sector bodies and charities across Greater London, the South East and the South West of England. It covers individual projects or whole programmes of new buildings, extensions, improvements, renovations, repairs and associated site infrastructure works.
Its aim is to share best practice, drive forward new improvements and review performance, workload, pipeline and market intelligence. The SCF is committed to giving framework users the best possible construction experience and to keep improving year on year.