We are a board member in the Angus Shared Apprentice Programme Ltd, established in 2015 with Angus Council and Dundee and Angus College,Andrew Shepherd Construction, Pert Bruce Construction and Robertson. It is also supported by funding from CITB & Skills Development Scotland.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For further information see the ASAP website (www.sharedapprentice.org) or contact:
Tel: 01241 438153