Liam – A true ‘Shared Apprentice’
When ISG plc were starting a new Construction project in Barnstaple – The North Devon Enterprise Centre, they were already an established host contractor and so they approached Shared Apprenticeships to request a placement for a Technical Apprentice on the site for 12 months out of the Apprenticeship duration. With this, Shared Apprenticeships worked closely with the local college (Petroc) and CITB to find a suitable Apprentice.
Liam, who was already enrolled on the full time L3 Construction in the Built Environmental Benefits course at Petroc approached Shared Apprenticeships to express his interest in the Apprenticeship. All parties found Liam to be a perfect fit and he soon became employed by Shared Apprenticeships and started on site with ISG.
Approaching the end of the originally agreed 12 months, ISG extended their host contract for another month but, as first thought, couldn’t offer Liam a carry on placement as all their work was out of area.
This is where Shared Apprenticeships really shine; Continually working closely with main contractors and their supply chains, Shared Apprenticeships found Liam a perfect follow on placement with Kier Construction on their new site at Stratton School, Bude.
Both main contractors extremely happy with the way everything has worked so smoothly, ISG happy to be able to host a great Apprentice for as long as they could and Kier pleased that they can host a part qualified technical Apprentice who lives just a stone’s throw from site.