This year VGC have inducted two cohorts of apprentices to the BBV HS2 project.
Mohammed Rezwan Ahmed, Abdullah Ahmed, and Alexander Platt began their steelfixing apprenticeship, and Haaris Farouk, Adam Alesali, and Kye Billingham-Belle began their formwork apprenticeship in January this year.
The apprenticeships will last for 18 months with a mixture of practical on site experience and classroom based learning. Upon completion, learners will be awarded an NVQ level 2 qualification.
Jade Harrison, resourcing & compliance specialist, worked closely with the Skills Centre, local authorities, and jobs boards, to identify potential candidates for these new entrant roles into the sector. In many cases, these candidates were previously unemployed.
After completion of the interview process, Jade inducted and onboarded all candidates and has continued to support them through their programmes – both from a professional, pastoral and wellbeing perspective.
We are delighted to support new entrants into the industry, and support local employment through this apprenticeship scheme.
As part of National Apprenticeship Week last year, VGC were at South & City College in Birmingham for the launch and signing of the BBV Apprenticeship Pledge.
Working collaboratively with our labour desk partners, we have signed this pledge to commit to delivering a 5% apprenticeship employment rate across the workforce.
Managing director Chris Ryan spoke at the launch of the event, highlighting the importance of on-site apprenticeships that provide hands on experience.
Over 60 apprenticeships were launched across the labour desk to mark national apprenticeship week.