Construction Apprenticeship Scheme Shortlisted for Award

Construction Apprenticeship Scheme Shortlisted for Award

L-R: Managing Director at Makers, Simon Lamb, the first Level 3 Apprentice Site Managers to join the firm in 2014, Dean Hubbard and Mike Stubbs, and Andrew Stubbs, Built Environment Lecturer at Walsall College

An apprenticeship scheme run in partnership between Makers Construction and Walsall College has been shortlisted for a national award.

The Lichfield-based structural refurbishment firm is up for a Front Line award at the 2016 British Parking awards. The award recognises outstanding performance by staff in the sector.

Simon Lamb, Managing Director at Makers, said: “Working closely with the college we developed a very sophisticated 5-year apprenticeship programme and in 2014 we took on two Level 3 Construction Management apprentices. Following the success of this scheme and recognition by the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building), we took on another three apprentices last year. We also are currently in discussions to progress them onto a Level 4 Apprenticeship in Construction, the equivalent to the first year of a degree course.

“We see apprenticeships as the lifeblood of our business, and it has been a great investment for us as an SME, so we are delighted to have received this nomination.”

Created and presented by Parking Review magazine, the British Parking Awards are an independent competition. Now in its 14th year, the awards recognise the leading examples of car park management, enforcement, design and team work. The winners will be announced at a gala lunch held at the Lancaster Hotel in London on Friday 4th March.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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