firm supports unique new apprenticeship scheme
unique new apprenticeship and traineeship scheme is to be launched
next month with the help of a Burnham-On-Sea firm.
at aspiring young people in the Burnham area who wish to work
in the construction industry, Bridgwater College is starting the
new Interior Systems Apprenticeship and Traineeship initiative
with the backing of Burnham Plastering and Drylining.
apprenticeship comes at a time when demand for new plasterers
and dry liners is rising. By the year 2018, the demand is forecast
to stand at 4,000 in the South West due to thousands of new homes
and industrial developments starting to be built.
training modules will include a number of key subjects including
general workplace safety, installing dry lining joints, encasements
and partition systems.
Battersby, Head of Construction, said: "We have moved quickly
to develop this fantastic opportunity for some new traineeships
and apprenticeships in this non-traditional trade area."
is clear that interior systems and dry lining is the latest way
that homes are cladded internally and that with all the new developments
in Sedgemoor there is a shortfall of skill craft operatives in
this field. Alongside the Apprenticeship we will be starting a
full-time option from September 2014, and with so many job opportunities
readily available, I am sure it will be well received."
interested in applying for the new traineeships are invited to
attend an information evening on Tuesday 4th February from 6pm
at the college. To book a place at the event call 01278 655111
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured: Steve Spence, Construction Director, with Steve Battersby,
Bridgwater College and Louis Dean, Commercial Director