UK Access Solutions’ Apprenticeship Programme Reaps Rewards
UK Access Solutions has made a commitment to train at least 10 new apprentices a year as part of a strategy to provide viable employment and training to the young people of Birmingham and the Black Country.
At the start of the recession of 2008, UK Access Solutions took the strategic decision to train the next generation of operatives via an apprenticeship programme in preparation for the construction industry’s return to growth, with the ultimate aim of creating a competent and committed workforce prepared for the challenges of an expanding market.
Initially in partnership with Sandwell Council and with help from the CITB, UK Access Solutions embarked on a radical training programme with a goal to achieve a minimum of 10 apprentices gaining NVQ 2 status at any one time.
To date we have successfully helped over 30 individuals to complete their Scaffolder training to NVQ level 2 or Scaffolder status, allowing the company to plug the skills gap and take advantage of the market as it expanded after the recession.
The original training policy has proved so successful that the company is now pleased to confirm it is committed to training more apprentices in the future with the help of several additional training providers across the country.