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Scaffolding Apprentices go from Strength to Strength


Scaffolding apprentices training at the Construction Training Centre, are going from strength to strength.

Before the Construction Training Centre opened, learners from the South West had long distances to travel in order to gain scaffolding accreditation, but now that is not the case.

Delivered in partnership with SIMIAN, the Scaffolding Apprenticeship is accredited to the Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme (CISRS). On the apprenticeship, learners develop their knowledge and work-based skills focusing on health and safety; handling, stacking, servicing and inspecting scaffolding materials.

Last year we started working Apex Scaffolding, and four of their apprentices are thriving as a result.

Curtis is currently at Stage 1a of his apprenticeship. He is particularly enjoying the hands-on aspect of the course and being part of a team that allows him to gain the valuable skills necessary for supporting colleagues as and when needed.

Kieran and Sam are currently at Stage 1b of their course, and both enjoy the wide variety of sites and project that a scaffolding career allows them to work on.

Charlie is in the very initial stages of his apprenticeship but is eager to learn more throughout the course at the Weston centre.

Matthew Cousins, Commercial Director at Apex Scaffolding, has said: “For anyone who is considering the apprenticeship route to becoming a scaffolder, the team have shown they’re able to provide excellent tuition, especially when candidates require the extra functional skills course of English and Maths.”

Find out more about the scaffolding apprenticeships on offer at the Construction Training Centre, by clicking here.

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