CIOB Construction Higher Apprenticeship Scheme Launched in Wales

By Tania Costantini


3rd Dec 2015

WRW are thrilled to be a part of the new CIOB Higher Apprenticeship in Construction scheme which was launched this week.

The new CIOB Level 4 Higher Apprenticeship in Construction Site Supervision is now being piloted before potentially being rolled out across Wales. CIOB and CITB alongside training providers and employers have joined forces with the Welsh Government to develop the model which will give construction workers the chance to become supervisors and managers within the Welsh construction industry gaining a clear route to develop their careers.

The new higher apprenticeship is targeted at learners with relevant construction qualifications at level 2 or above, workers with five years’ experience working in the industry and candidates who have supervisory duties.

WRW have three directly employed staff enrolled on the scheme in conjunction with Coleg Sir Gar, Ammanford. Assistant Site Manager Christopher James, Bricklayer Sion Brook and Carpenter Ashley Phillips Lewis are being sponsored by WRW to complete the course attending college one day a week. The course will take 12 months to complete with an option to gain entry onto the second year of a HNC course. 

The new scheme was officially launched earlier this week at the National Assembly for Wales Ty Hywel in Cardiff Bay and was hosted by Jeff Cuthbert AM for Caerphilly and officially launched by Welsh Government Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Julie James. All apprentices currently undertaking the course attended the event with WRW's Sion Brook chosen to speak about his future career aspirations in the industry.

CITB Higher Apprenticeship

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