Tag Archives: Apprenticeships

Wolseley Infrastructure celebrates staff talent with awards

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Wolseley Infrastructure, a key distributor to the civils and utilities markets, celebrates talent across the business with apprentice graduations and long-service awards — reinforcing its commitment to investing in people. First up in the hat-trick of celebrations is the 35th anniversary of Technical Director Neal Lambert at Fusion Utilities — …

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Travis Perkins adds ambitious apprenticeship target for 2030

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Travis Perkins plc plans to train 10,000 apprentices by 2030, it was announced today (March 8). The target was unveiled at the company’s inaugural apprenticeship graduation ceremony, held at Franklin’s Gardens stadium, home of Northampton Saints Rugby Club, which celebrated the successes of this year’s 382 apprentice graduates. Over 250 …

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Apprenticeships thriving at Polypipe Building Services

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Despite a backdrop of industry talent shortages, apprenticeships are thriving at Polypipe Building Services With 266,000 extra workers needed within the construction sector by 2026 according to the Construction Industry Training Board, employers are being urged to use apprenticeships as a vehicle to home grow the people they need – …

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BMF ensures debate at Lloyds of London

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The Builders Merchants Federation’s London and South East Region held its latest meeting at the iconic Lloyds of London building on Friday July 15th. Among the speakers were BMF CEP John Newcomb who took the audience through the latest state of play with the Federation, highlighting the fact that the …

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Travis Perkins ups the ante for National Apprenticeships Week

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Travis Perkins is the biggest employer of apprentices in the sector, a process that has been building for roughly the last five years, according to Chief HR Officer Emma Rose, and the programme runs across the group brands, including the Travis Perkins business, BSS, Toolstation, Keyline and CCF. “We currently …

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Students welcomed onto major construction sites

Riley Sulova Michael Rose Senior Economic Regeneration Officer from Leicester Employment Hub at Stepnell Friars Mill site

Twenty ambitious construction and trade students from in and around Leicestershire have been welcomed onsite at five high-profile building projects. Stepnell is delivering several multi-million-pound projects across the county within the commercial, conservation, education and health sectors and has been offering hands-on work experience to college students. Working in partnership …

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Travis Perkins Apprenticeship Scheme Delivers Fast Track to Success

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British builders’ merchant Travis Perkins has helped almost 70% of its apprentices achieve a merit or better since becoming the UK’s first ever builders’ merchant to achieve Employer Provider status in October 2017. Travis Perkins is part of the Travis Perkins Group, which also includes DIY specialist Wickes. The Group …

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Apprenticeships are plummeting because of Apprenticeship Levy, says FMB

Apprenticeship starts are falling because of the Apprenticeship Levy which needs to be made more flexible, according to the Federation of Master Builders (FMB). The FMB’s reaction is in response to statistics published today by the Department for Education, which show that there has been a 24% fall in apprenticeship …

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JTL becomes stonewall diversity champion

With one of its key drivers being a commitment to diversity and equality, leading work-based training company JTL, which specialises in the provision of apprenticeships in the electrical and heating and plumbing sectors, has become a Stonewall Diversity Champion. Stonewall will work with JTL and guide the company through an …

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Chinese Minister visits Travis Perkins

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Travis Perkins plc, the UK’s largest provider of building materials, was able to showcase its award-winning apprenticeship scheme to a senior delegation from the Chinese Government during a visit to the Group’s Northampton Head Office last week. Vice Minister for the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security of China, …

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