What is the Angus Shared Apprenticeship Scheme?

The scheme allows apprentices to complete a full programme of training by working with a number of different employers, to gain the skills they require to become qualified.

Robertson Group is proud to be a partner in the Angus Shared Apprentice Programme. This initiative gives young people the opportunity to achieve qualifications, while supporting  small businesses and tackling the construction skills shortage in Tayside.

– Gemma Gourlay, Group Community Development Manager, Robertson Group

Angus Shared Apprentice Programme

 

Benefits to apprentices

Young people who are looking for a career in the construction industry are given experience of a wide range of companies, contractors and sites across the Tayside and Angus area.

They are fully employed from the start of the training, and on completing the full four-year programme, they will have an NVQ Level 3 in their chosen trade.

Benefits to employers

The scheme helps small- and medium-sized contractors who want to support local skills development by training the future workforce, but are not in a position to commit to a full four-year apprenticeship. The apprentices are employed  by ASAP and provided with personal protective equipment and a basic tool kit.

Robertson is proud to have been involved with this scheme since its conception, and provides ongoing business support to the programme.

The other partners in the scheme are then able to meet their local training obligations, and both support and benefit from apprentices, even if they are unable to offer them a long-term placement or commit to employment at the end of the apprenticeship period.

Benefits to the industry

The CITB supports shared apprenticeship schemes around the UK, and currently around 90% of young people who complete their apprenticeships secure full time employment in their chosen trade.

Contact

For further information see the ASAP website (www.sharedapprentice.org) or contact:

Tel: 01241 438153
Email: kolaczykk@angus.gov.uk

 

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