apprenticeships

From apprenticeship to contract management. Career path story of Joe Smith at NAS Member A. Edmonds & Co.

NAS and our members support the National Apprenticeship Week (08-14 Feb 2021) with the aim to encourage everyone to consider how apprenticeship programmes can help individuals to plan and develop their career path, and employers to build a workforce with future ready skills. Find out more about NAW below. To showcase a career path that …

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Apprenticeship during pandemic, story of Knate Smith at EE Smith Contracts

NAS and our members support the National Apprenticeship Week (08-14 Feb 2021) with the aim to encourage everyone to consider how apprenticeship programmes can help individuals to plan and develop their career, and employers to build a workforce with future ready skills. Find out more about NAW below. Below is a story of Knate Smith …

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EE Smith celebrates four decades of its apprenticeship partnership with Leicester College

Specialist interior fit-out contractor and NAS Member, EE Smith Contracts Ltd, is celebrating four decades of its apprenticeship partnership with Leicester College recruiting 15 youngsters despite Covid-19. John Richardson was among the first apprentices that EE Smith Contracts Ltd sent to the former Southfield College – which became known as Leicester College in 1999 – …

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Safeguarding apprentices – apprenticeship funding, guidance and webinars

Amid the current skills shortage, it is essential that the construction industry safeguards apprentices with formal apprenticeships. In the Retaining Talent in Construction Survey carried out by Build UK on behalf of the Construction Leadership Council, results in June showed that 43% of apprentices were currently furloughed, with 6.7% likely to lose their jobs by …

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Job retention bonus and funding for Apprentices

Following feedback from some NAS Members about confusing emails they have received from other organisations about the job retention bonus, we have compiled the following information to provide some clarity. Job retention bonus The Government’s recently announced Job Retention Bonus, a one-off payment of £1,000 for furloughed employees, is also available for apprentices. It will …

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Apprenticeships are a vital part of the skills gap solution

The NAS and its Members were represented this week by our Training Manager, Lorraine Shepherd, at the Cross-Industry Construction Apprenticeship Taskforce (CCATF) Meeting/Seminar held at the iconic location of City Hall, London. We are proud Members of the CCATF – you can find out more about their apprenticeship vision by downloading their report (found at the …

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