Apprenticeship-Led Construction Programmes Provide a Workforce of the Future

28th February 2011

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) Construction Company announces its pledge to collaborate with other construction contractors to promote, recruit and create apprenticeships within the sector.

The group represents approximately 400 agencies that have previously worked with the CITB Construction Skills council, predominately on how recruitment agencies (http://www.recruitmentrevolution.com/about) can conduct on site job training.

Chair of REC Construction, Simon Noakes stated: "The industry’s recent recession is severely injured, but the year ahead looks promising. Big job projects on a local and national level, like the Olympic Games and the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford will enjoy a rise in demand for construction skills.”

“Our industry needs to meet the challenge of investing in creating a future talented career pipeline, and the apprenticeship plan will pay off in the long run. By strategically developing, selecting and retaining the proper talent, can we sustain and maintain growth.”

“Furthermore, with the Construction Skills grant reduction, it is vitally clear how important these apprentice jobs are to a worker’s career the UK community. We commit ourselves completely to work effectively with new recruits, the skills council and employers, and all other industries in order to ensure the sector’s future.”

“Specialised recruiters, such as Construction Skills, play a major role in delivering and developing opportunities for school leavers seeking a job by building the workplace of the future.”

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