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PR & Testimonials

Awards – we actively seek to celebrate the achievements of our apprentices:

  • Apprentice of the Month – Certificate and voucher awarded on the recommendation of Mentor, college and local site team.
  • Regional awards – Check our social media pages for details of the latest awards for the business and for our apprentices.
  • Main Contractor awards – We are delighted when one of our apprentices is recognised by their host contractor.

Schools Engagement – we are in regular contact with schools across the region –  e.g., via social media, email, and careers activities.

College engagement – we are in regular contact with providers across the region – e.g., via social media, academic supervision, recruitment and onboarding new apprentices.

Social Media – we are active in promoting our apprentices and their host contractors across four channels:

Apprentices

  • “Thank you to Shared Apprenticeships and Kier Group for giving me the opportunity to work in the construction industry. I look forward to the future to come!” – EB, Site Management Apprentice, Devon
  • “The bus turns out to be a bit faster and way cheaper”  (Mentor review of travel arrangements) – CP, Electrical Apprentice, Devon
  • “Thank you again for the support. Thank you for everything I really appreciate it.” – JF, Roofing Apprentice, Somerset
  • “We would highly recommend Shared Apprenticeships as an early careers path into the construction industry. They provide mentoring, liaise with college and the Institution of Civil Engineers, pay on time, and answer any questions we may have. We are now progressing on to a degree apprenticeship with the main contractor that we have been with on placement throughout and expect to complete this early as the result of our prior qualification.” – LP & KR, Civil Engineering Apprentices, Bristol

Contractors

  • “Working with Shared Apprenticeships we can support the development and growth of professional and trade apprentices. The partnership between BAM, Shared Apprenticeships and our supply chain has been successful seeing new talent enter the industry and go on to build their own careers. Shared Apprenticeships continually mentor and manage the apprentices whilst we provide the environment for the apprentice to develop and improve the skills required to be successful. It is a great opportunity to grow talent in the industry.” – GK, Regional Director, BAM Construction

Colleges

  • ““It is a bonus if (contractors) go through Shared Apprenticeships because they get additional support so it’s a win : win. Shared Apprenticeships are doing all the legwork!” – EP, South Devon College, Devon

Local Authorities

  • “I lead on the CITB CBA accreditation for all construction projects and have been working with Shared Apprenticeships since 2015. During this time, I have found them to be reliable, trustworthy and professional. Their support is paramount to the success of projects, and this has led to targets being reached over and above expectations. Most importantly the collaboration has ensured our construction companies recruit, train, and retain the best of the talent pool.” – CD, Employment, Skills & Training Manager, SDC, Somerset

Schools

  • ““We really value the support we receive from Shared Apprenticeships in terms of raising awareness of local vacancies and spending time with students and their families at our careers events.” – HJ, QE School Wimborne, Dorset

Stakeholders

  • “We recognise the mutually beneficial work that Shared Apprenticeships offer young people and employers. Their service helps more apprentices find rewarding careers in construction and the built environment and we promote them and collaborate wherever possible.” – DC, Building Greater Exeter, Devon