The SAS allows contractors to support and benefit from apprentices, and for apprentices to gain the qualifications and experience to work in the construction industry.
Constructing the Future Lancashire Limited (CtFL) was established in July 2010 in partnership with Lancashire Housing Partnership, Regenerate Pennine Lancashire, and PLACE (Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle and Rossendale) to develop careers in the construction sector.
CtFL’s vision is to educate, inspire, and support people to develop careers in the construction sector and, as a result of the support from the construction sector, over 80 apprenticeships have been created across Lancashire & Cumbria since the 2010 launch.
“The flexibility of the scheme, mixed with the opportunity it gives to young people finding their feet in a challenging industry is unique. As a company, some of our workload is comprised of short-term projects in relatively narrow fields of operation, that doesn’t allow us to employ apprentices directly ourselves. Our involvement with CtFL has enabled us to continue our proud tradition of providing craftspeople with such training.
The team at CtFL are obviously committed to providing their trainees with the best possible chances to create a long-term career for themselves. This commitment is proven in the high standard of apprentices that have been placed with us, and by the ongoing monitoring and support that we have received from CtFL during the apprentice’s time with us.”
Paul Rigby, Learning & Development Manager at H.T.Forrest
For further information on CtFL, please contact:
CITB SAS Co-Ordinator - Sharon Johnson
Mobile: 07747 766407
Constructing the Future Lancashire
Tel: 01282 686310
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