Plymouth’s Call for Apprentices

Plymouth’s Call for Apprentices

Ward Williams Associates recently attended the Apprenticeship Job Fair at Plymouth’s Guildhall to promote career opportunities within the construction and manufacturing sectors.

Building Plymouth and the Plymouth Manufacturers’ Group combined to host the ‘event, which coincided with National Apprenticeship Week.

In the last two years, apprenticeships in the construction sector have increased by nearly 60% in Plymouth. Many more, however, are still needed to address the national skills shortage in the sector.

Over 40 companies and training providers were present. WWA as sponsors of Building Plymouth, attended to promote the exciting, varied and rewarding careers available within construction consultancy.

Emma Hewitt, Building Plymouth skills co-coordinator, said:

“There is a real buzz in the Guildhall. We are encouraging all employers to get involved with recruiting an apprentice and it is important to bring together two high-growth sectors.”

Kate Mills, WWA Partner, said:

“It is crucially important to be involved in initiatives, such as Building Plymouth, promoting the wide-ranging opportunities available to young people within the construction sector, whilst challenging some of the traditional stereotypes”.

“With continued regeneration and growth in Plymouth and the wider South West, we need to ensure that the skill sets are there to resource future development”.

“At WWA, we invest in growing local talent within key disciplines, such as Project Management, Quantity Surveying and Business Administration, and currently have 8 trainees across our Devon and Cornwall offices. Some of our Partners even started off as trainees at WWA, which demonstrates the potential for a long and exciting career within construction”.

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