Here at The Forshaw Group, we support and invest a lot of time into our new apprenticeships. It’s fitting with it being National Apprenticeship Week (February 6 – 10) for us to promote our INS-Pire Academy and our partnership with Knowsley Apprenticeship Scheme. It’s an opportunity to raise the profile of the construction industry to young people and show them how to get involved.
In January this year, The Forshaw Group had 35 students register an interest in joining the team as apprentices. They submitted curriculum vitae and personal statements with their predicted grades and interests. The students are all from All Saints Secondary School, in Kirkby, Liverpool.
The INS-Pire Academy is designed to help train young people into skilled trades, including building, restoration and renovation, engineering, decorating and loss adjusting. It is hoped it will also help address the looming skill shortage in the industry.
The girls and boys selected from the first stage of the process will be invited to attend THG at the end of March for interviews and skills testing. There will then be an opportunity at Easter for a week’s work experience and then the successful candidates will start their apprenticeships in the summer.
Liam Hanlon, managing director at The Forshaw Group, joined the construction industry in 1984 on a Youth Training Scheme Apprenticeship with the Construction Industry Training Board. He remains passionate about supporting young people into skills training and apprenticeships.
Liam stated: “I’m very proud to be supporting the apprenticeship programme with All Saints school. Recognised by the CIOB, BDMA and other leading institutes, our Apprentice Training Centre shows a commitment to young people and future generations, to provide the skills required for our business and the industry we serve. I’m excited to see who we take on this year and how they progress.
Keep posted for a future update on the successful candidates.