The new training initiatives, backed by CITB funding, have paved the way for more young people to enter the industry.
“Because we’re so niche, employers have always relied on word-of-mouth and family connections when finding apprentices. With these kinds of projects in place, we can offer a clear career path to a lot more people.”
Training initiatives reach new heights
ATLAS’ training aspirations have significantly expanded since it secured the funding from CITB.
Sarah says: “We’ve started a scheme linked to renewing CSCS cards. It means anyone renewing their card must take an extra one-day training course.”
“We are also developing an upskilling programme for our technical engineers... It means that anyone with an NVQ level 2 would have classroom training and support to help them get a level 3 qualification.”
The future is bright
As ATLAS celebrates its seventieth year in business, the organisation is set to attract many more people to the sector.