Contractor Information

With a CITB Shared Apprentice...help is always at hand

The Shared Apprenticeship Scheme is an innovative collaboration between CITB and regional partners. It has been established in response to industry demand, as a way of providing construction contractors with an opportunity to meet local training obligations, a way to support and benefit from apprentices event if they are unable to offer them a long-term placement, and to maximise additional training opportunities for apprentices.

• Do you have a training opportunity in an area that you don’t traditionally work in?

• Have you identified a training opportunity within your company for an apprentice, but can’t commit to the long-term employment of that apprentice?

• Are you committed to giving apprentices an opportunity to learn and progress?

 

Then the Shared Apprenticeship Scheme could be for you.

 

  • The apprentice is employed by the Shared Apprenticeship Scheme, so employment responsibilities will be taken care of and you will only be re-charged for the time the apprentice is with you.
  • The flexible nature of this scheme can provide your business with the chance to secure new contracts and at the same time provide an opportunity for an apprentice.
  • Your business will benefit from an injection of energy from talented young people when your workload peaks.
  • All Shared Apprentices get the best training the industry can offer – with CITB.
  • Our focused selection process gives you the opportunity to select the correct person for your company.
  • Your business will benefit from the significant saving of the costs normally associated with recruitment.
  • Your apprentice will be fully supported by CITB representatives, who are committed to helping them complete their qualifications and become successful tradespeople.
  • At the end of the scheme, or at any point during, you have the option to take over the apprentice’s employment – adding a fully-trained member to your workforce.

“We got involved in the shared apprenticeship programme because of its flexibility. If we get a busy period we can take a trainee on, but we aren’t financially committed for the normal length of an apprenticeship which is about three years. This lack of risk means we’re more likely to employ more apprentices in the future.The scheme works for us as Building Skills do an assessment of  trainees before they start. They’re given a full induction and an apprenticeship tool kit which prepares them and makes sure they have the right attitude. This also frees up our time. We get invoiced for each apprentice by BSFF rather than having to pay them through our payroll so we have less administration.”

 “We’re giving people a chance to get a position in the building industry when they might have otherwise struggled to find work.”

Gerard McEvoy, Director of Penny Lane Builders Ltd

To find out more about a SAS in you area, please contact the following:

Building Skills for the Future (Mersyeside & Cheshire)

Francis Hughes CITB SAS Co-Ordinator , Tel: 07770 838192 ,Email: francis.hughes@cskills.org

CoTrain (W. Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Berks, Bucks, Oxon)

Tel: 0118 9207 200, Email: apprenticeships@cotrain.org.uk

Constructing the Future Lancashire (Lancashire & Cumbria)

Nici Milner CITB SAS Co-Ordinator,  Tel: 07711 204400, Email: nicola.milner@citb.co.uk

Evolve (London)

Daniel Stone CITB SAS Co-Ordinator, Tel: 07810 055450, Email: daniel.stone@cskills.org

TrAC (Norfolk, Essex, Suffolk, Kent, E.Sussex)

Marti Scott CITB SAS Co-Ordinator, Tel: 07881 501302, Email: marti.scott@cskills.org

YORfuture

Tel: 01482 308728 ext 216, Email: nicky@futureworksyorkshire.co.uk

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