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16.03.16

NASC Member and CISRS Training Provider LTC Group87 Ltd Support National Apprentice Week Event in Plymouth

NASC member and CISRS training provider LTC Group87 Ltd has been supporting National Apprentice Week (March 14-21) – taking part in an employment event aimed at attracting construction apprentices and “bringing all the available apprenticeship and employment opportunities to the young people of Plymouth.”

The inaugural ‘Building Plymouth Apprenticeship Fair’ was held at Plymouth’s Council House on March 12th. Major construction industry employers, contractors and training bodies including BAM Construction, Kier Living, Morgan Sindall, CITB and Plymouth Construction Training Group, along with representatives LTC were on hand to talk to youngsters (mainly 15-21 year-olds) about construction careers, including becoming a scaffold apprentice.

The LTC team of Harvey Smith and Lead Scaffolding Instructor Neil Gray handed out CISRS General Information booklets, NASC Yearbooks, along with their own promotional material to those attending the event and offered advice on getting started in a career in the scaffolding industry, via the CISRS training scheme. As a qualified CISRS Advanced Scaffolder and trainer Neil has first hand experience of this.

LTC attended the event to advertise the NASC member company’s growing need for apprentice and CISRS trainee scaffolders in the region. Neil said: “With continued strong growth over the years, LTC have seen a clear shortage of candidates coming into their industry and realise that if no action is taken then there may be a crisis looming. As the largest employer of scaffolders in the area, we feel it is our duty and responsibility to advertise the benefits and life long career opportunities the scaffolding industry can offer.”

As Plymouth Argyle football club shirt sponsors, LTC also donated a signed home shirt to the event as a prize draw and have arranged for an Argyle player to present the shirt to the winner in due course.

LTC’s Managing Director, Mike Burr said: “For years we have been involved with careers events including visiting schools, open days and trade fairs but predominately it has been an LTC initiative. However this time, it was great to team up with Building Plymouth and be part of a more expansive careers event. We will continue to be involved in similar events to ensure the scaffold industry in this area has a bright future. We will be interviewing several potential candidates this week – as a direct result of the event and will offer the successful candidates apprenticeships with our company.”

NASC Training and CISRS Scheme Manager Dave Mosley added: “Scaffolding is a great career choice, it’s safe and can be financially rewarding. It also provides a great platform for a person to move into other types of work such as project management, Scaffold Inspection, Design, Health and Safety or Training should they wish to. Well done to LTC for flying the flag for the sector.

For a full list of CISRS approved training providers, further details about CISRS Part 1, Part 2 and Advanced Scaffolding courses, training changes following the introduction of SG4:15 and TG20:13, information and dates on courses available or to find out more about CISRS, please visit www.cisrs.org.uk or email enquiries@cisrs.org.uk.

And to obtain details about becoming an NASC member and to find out more about the NASC, the national trade body for access and scaffolding in the UK, visit www.nasc.org.uk or email: enquiries@nasc.org.uk.

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