Bournemouth apprenticeship scheme helps celebrate inspiring construction students.
The South West Shared Apprenticeship Company (SWSA) showed its support to Bournemouth and Poole College’s construction students at their awards evening at AFC Bournemouth on Thursday 25 June.
The Construction Craft Awards Evening celebrated the success of the college’s inspiring young construction students. Sponsoring the ‘Most Improved (Construction) Apprentice,’ South West Shared Apprenticeships presented winner Ben Murawski with his award.
Emma Norton, SWSA’s Manager said, “A massive congratulations to Ben for being awarded as the most improved apprentice at the Bournemouth and Poole College student construction awards. It’s great to see the college celebrating the achievements of these dedicated pupils.”
Andrew Reeks, Head of Construction at Bournemouth and Poole College said, “These awards recognise and celebrate our students dedicated hard-work and commitment in their chosen field. It’s great to have the support of local businesses who are also inspiring young people into the construction industry, such as South West Shared Apprenticeships.”
The Construction Industry Training Board has developed a shared apprenticeship model to suit the growing demand for a more flexible approach to apprenticeships reflecting the needs of the construction industry. Shared apprenticeships offer young people up to 24 years old the chance to gain an apprenticeship by pooling a number of short-term employment opportunities. SWSA employs apprentices for the full period of their training and hires them out to local construction companies for projects of 13 weeks or more.
Emma Norton continued, “We see supporting young people as a key priority for Bournemouth and the South West. By creating our scheme, we can help young people complete their apprenticeships and strengthen the construction industry.”
The Shared Apprenticeship Scheme helps employers who are unable to offer long-term apprenticeships, but still wish to benefit local young people with a commitment to training, and ensure they have a highly trained workforce to draw on for future projects.
Construction companies wishing to find out more can contact Emma Norton by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Angeli Dean of SWSA presenting Ben Murawski with the award for Most Improved Construction Apprentice.