Makers Impresses at School Consortium
Invited by Capita, Makers attended the Sutton Coldfield Schools Consortium careers fair held at the Royal Sutton Town Hall.
Attended by over 1500 students, parents and teachers, local providers and employers were available to discuss the world of work, education and careers in all fields. Makers were positioned to provide an insight into the world of construction and reveal the components that make up the Site Managers Apprenticeship Scheme unveiled this July.
“There was a real buzz in the halls with students and parents eager to find out more about us and our scheme. The evening flew by and there was a genuine demand for places.”
Sean Allsop – HSQE Manager.
With both major political parties recognizing that youth unemployment is a waste of resources the move to more traditional training methods has seen a rise in the provision of apprenticeships schemes. Students turned off by the spectra of mounting debt without guaranteed job prospects are looking for other opportunities to seek higher education without the financial risk.
“We are training these guys to be our next generation of Makers men and women. Recession has seen many skill sets leave the industry and now we must train and encourage people back into construction.”
Simon Lamb – Managing Director.
The automatic route of “A” level to university is being challenged by the students themselves who are looking at other options for study, work and pay. Makers 5 year apprenticeship scheme offers day release educations, external course qualifications, coupled with on the job training.
Makers took on 5 apprentices this August covering several disciplines and are welcoming CV’s from “A” level students currently.
“Since we launched our Site Managers Programme we have seen a strong interest from schools, colleges and apprenticeship providers. There is a significant demand out there, unfortunately as a SME, places are limited we advise prospective candidates to apply as soon as possible.”
Stuart Rooker – Financial Director
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