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Makers Scoops “CIOB” Chartered Institute Of Building Award For Training

IMG_7080At a packed black tie gala dinner at the Nottingham Belfry, the CIOB held it’s 2015 “Committed to Excellence Awards” to recognise and celebrate success and excellence of construction related services within the industry.

DSC_5295The CIOB presented awards from “Innovation” through to “Sustainability” in 9 different categories hosted by main sponsor Mace.

All categories were hugely contested but the most hotly contested was the “Committed To Training Award” sponsored by the CITB.

This category saw many entries with 18 being shortlisted by some of the heavy weights in the industry from Henry Boot, Carillion, William Davis and Galliford Try to name but a few.

The CIOB panel chaired by Adrian Cox past president examined all aspects of the bids before commenting and making their award.  Highly commended was William Davis, but receiving the coveted award for Training 2015 was Makers Construction.

“Makers Construction Apprenticeship scheme is a pivotal model for the industry combining well thought out modules, a strong focus with educational establishments and the apprentice is at the heart of the programme.”

“Makers commitment and innovation to skill set learning set them apart and we are delighted to award them winners of the 2015 training award.”

Kevin Bradley MCIOB, Chair

IMG_7078“When I saw the names and competition my heart sank I knew we had a fabulous scheme, but when you think of their resources I didn’t think we could win.”

Sean Allsop, HSQE Manager

“I was truly amazed when they read out our name, I am so pleased for the apprentices and Walsall College they have all worked so hard, and they have all been recognised.”

Simon Lamb, MD

“We smashed it, I’m just so made up, Sean and Simon have put an amazing IMG_7146programme together, I’m delighted I got on it…”

Dean Hubbard, 1st Year Apprentice.

Recognition by the CIOB is truly remarkable and underlines what the Apprentice Scheme is all about.  Without any funding this 5 year programme mixes on the job learning, higher education and total mentoring throughout the journey.  We are currently looking for our next intake, so if you are 18 and just completing your “A” levels and would like a career in construction management, please check out our website and submit your CV online, we would like to hear from you.


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