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Apprenticeship Programme Unveiled By Makers

complete deckA year in the developing Makers unveiled its Site Manager Apprenticeship Scheme at the Jobs Fair held at Royal Sutton Coldfield Town Hall. The training programme utilised the latest technology by using Apple iPads to monitor and set Makers  Modules, coupled with daily logs and recording of activities.

The programme is totally comprehensive and takes a student on a journey of learning comprising of “on the job” training with a dedicated mentor, coupled with further education at college on a day release basis.  Students have to complete all tasks and are assessed quarterly by course appraisers and also attend external specialist courses by external providers.outsatnding

Makers selected Walsall College as its provider for its Construction based course being the first college in the UK to receive the “outstanding” accreditation by Ofsted.   Walsall College specialise in apprenticeship on “on the job” work experience and compliment company in house training schemes.

“We are delighted Makers have recognized what Walsall College can offer and we will be working closely with Sean and his team over the coming years”.

Andrew Stubb, lecturer in the built environment, Walsall College.

“We are building for the future and this programme represents a 10 year investment plan for us.  Over the next 5 years we will be selecting 2 new apprentices on a year by year basis to develop and become our managers of the future.”

Stuart Rooker, Finance Director, Makers

realising vision“The course has been built from the bottom up in consultation with Makers senior site management so it should produce the kind of site manager we require and want….”

Sean Allsop, HSQE Manager, Makerssystem

The roles of “Mentor” are pivotal to the success of the programme and Makers has selected to of its’ senior construction managers to fulfill this role.  Both have over 20 years’ experience within the company and a full working knowledge of the skills that needed to be imparted into the new candidates.

“The mentors are excited by the whole scheme and are fully on board.  Obviously this is new territory for them as well but they recognize the need mentorand responsibility.  I am positive that they will be brilliant….”

Simon Lamb, Managing Director, Makers

Makers programme supported by Walsall College will see the first successful applicants start this September where they start as Apprentice Site Supervisors leading to Site Manager Status after 5 years.

Walsall college will be providing a vital role and complementary study programme alongside Makers own modules.  The new attendees are provided with company transport to ensure their attendance at college and emphasise that further education and on the job training go hand in hand.

All perspective candidates can forward their CV to for consideration.  2015 candidates are currently being considered.

To see full programme flyer and cv form  Click here


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