3 September 2016

Support the New Build UK Apprenticeship Pilot

As part of a new approach to delivering apprenticeships in construction, Build UK and the Leeds College of Building are looking for employers to offer students two-week work experience placements which could lead to the offer of a full time apprenticeship.

Students at the Leeds College of Building are currently studying a one-year general construction course as part of a new pilot programme. This course covers the core skills in maths, design and planning that are common to the first year of different apprenticeship programmes, which means students can progress straight onto the second year of many industry apprenticeship programmes on completion.

The benefits to employers of this new approach include:

• Their commitment to an average apprenticeship programme being shortened by one year
• Access to a pool of students who have completed relevant industry training
• A reduction in the risks associated with apprentice recruitment.

Work experience placements are an opportunity for employers to see students at work and potentially offer employment to those who impress on the completion of their course.

Any employer wishing to offer a placement between April and August 2016 must register their interest with Build UK by emailing Sarah.Wicks@BuildUK.org by Friday 18 March

For further information on providing work experience placements, download the Build UK Guide to Employing Young People on Site.