Wates promotes apprenticeships for Lot 3

Following the first SCF London Employment and Skill Strategy meeting it was agreed that to help with recruitment of Year 2 Apprentices it would be beneficial to hold an Open Day. SCF and Wates who lead on Employment and Skill Strategy (ESS) for Lot 3 worked closely with Evolve (the Shared Apprenticeship Scheme provider for London) to arrange the event which was held on the 22 July 2016 at Greenwich University Technical College (UTC).

The agenda for the event saw potential Apprentices being able to have one on one time with each Framework Contractor, rotational table activities where each contractor represented a different career in Construction, a team building activity and a talk from one of the Year 1 Apprentices, Akram Khan of Wates Construction on his experience in completing his first year.

Greenwich UTC were delighted to be invited to host the event and commented “the event was full of outstanding candidates all hoping to secure the chance to gain an apprenticeship with one of the top construction companies in the country. They were all incredibly pleased to have the opportunity to speak with the people who came down to the event. It is a brilliant chance for candidates to realise their own potential and to meet with the right people that they are all keen to work with.

At the UTC we pride ourselves on encouraging everyone who is interested in Construction to aim high, Wates who sponsor us at the UTC are a prime example of this”. Preeti Upal, Work Experience Co-ordinator, Greenwich.

“A lot of time and effort went into organising the event and to see all the SCF contractors and potential candidates in the same room made it all worthwhile. Seeing all the candidates transfixed by the Contractors discussing the benefits of a career in construction is not only a great thing for the SCF framework but for the industry as a whole.”

Daniel Stone,
CITB SAS Co-ordinator, Evolve