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National TOMs

At Shared Apprenticeships, we can help contractors across all five themes of the National TOMs (Themes, Outcomes and Measures) framework.

1. Jobs

  • Employing young people from the local community
  • Creating new jobs
  • Creating new skills through apprenticeships
  • Making it easy for main contractors as well as the supply chain to support an apprentice (through Shared Apprenticeships)

2. Growth

  • Regional coverage across South-West England – see Our Locations
  • Engaging with local schools across the region
  • Helping to raise aspirations
  • Engaging with organisations that deliver inspirational activities such as job shops, bootcamps, careers events, and work experience
  • Advertising vacancies in the local area
  • Interviewing local people (typically aged 16-21 years)
  • Engaging with organisations which focus on addressing equality, diversity and inclusion in the industry – e.g., Building People
  • Providing academic supervision
    • to minimise any challenges with studying, whether due to academic or mental health pressures
    • committed to completions – we have above average success rates for construction apprenticeships
    • focused on progressing our apprentices into full-time employment and / or a higher apprenticeship

3. Social

  • Providing a dedicated Mentor
    • to monitor the general health and wellbeing of our apprentices
    • with a Mental Health First Aider qualification to be alert to the mental health of our apprentices
    • with an Enhanced DBS check and Safeguarding qualification to be alert to the welfare of our mostly teenage apprentices
  • Providing a Dedicated Safeguarding Lead as part of our HR Management
    • Level 3 qualified to ensure a clear escalation process if required
  • Keeping our apprentices local wherever possible
  • Ensuring recognised health & safety training for our apprentices

4. Environment

  • Our Apprenticeships are based on apprenticeship Standards, most of which incorporate sustainability and environmental considerations
  • Minimising travel pollution by:
    • Keeping our apprentices local, working on construction sites as near as possible to their hometown
    • Ensuring that many of our apprentices have the option to study their course on block release or in the workplace
    • Funding a saver Railcard for those apprentices able / wanting to travel by train instead of driving

5. Innovation

  • Providing a dedicated Mentor
  • Providing a Dedicated Safeguarding Lead as part of our HR Management
  • Providing academic supervision
  • Keeping our apprentices local wherever possible
    • to minimise travel times
    • to maintain at-home support outside working hours
    • to strengthen ties with the community impacted by the build