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Makers Apprenticeship Scheme Shortlisted By CIOB

Mick Dean SeanThe Awards promoted by the Chartered Institute of Building, CIOB, to celebrate high quality work in the construction industry have selected Makers Site Manager Apprenticeship Scheme representing the category of “Committed to Training”.

The awards are to be held at the Nottingham Belfry on the 24th April 2015 will see the winners announced at a gala black tie event.  The awards reflect the dynamic nature of the construction industry and highlight the broadest spectrum of construction excellence being delivered across the country.

“To be shortlisted is fantastic news, especially against some of the bigger players in our industry.”

Stuart Rooker, FD

Apprentice 6146Apprentice CIOB 6149The Makers site managers programme has been developed in house with the collaboration and support of Walsall College.  The scheme runs for 5 years seeing participants gain additional education qualifications to NVQ Level 4 in the build environment, life skills such as First Aid and Public Speaking together with ‘on site’ training assisted by a dedicated one to one full time mentor.

“This programme will provide our next generations of skilled site managers and has been specifically designed to meet our needs.  It is a testimony to the schemes quality to be recognised by on the most visible organisations in our industry.  We are excited to be short listed and I am sure the guys in the programme are too.”

Simon Lamb, MD

The programme starts in August before the academic year with a full company induction. The programme specifically designed for sixth form leavers provides the opportunity for further education with pay.  The company provides transport and covers all expenses during the apprenticeship.CIOB Makers Assessor 048

“This scheme represents a massive but necessary investment by the company, any recognition will make it visible to prospective candidates.  As an assessor with the scheme it combines the necessary skills, understanding and training, but where it differs is the one to one mentors and close association with the college.”

John Walker, Compliance Manager.

CIOB Company Directors 6380Makers has made the scheme visible by attending school Job Fair Days and helping students with CV’s and interview techniques.  The Directors of Makers have been actively visiting schools where requested and have been amazed by the drive and ability of students.

“When we enter schools and sixth form, they can’t believe the opportunity and that we have developed this ourselves. The combination of external courses, manufacture training, education and pay levels have made this a very complete apprenticeship.  The guys currently on it are thrilled and it has been life changing.”

Sean Allsop, HSQE Manager.


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