The Forshaw Group is committed to sharing its success and trade skills with the next generation. Through its involvement with the Knowsley Apprenticeship Partnership Work Experience programme, the company was pleased to welcome 10 students from All Saints School in Kirkby for a week’s work experience.
As part of its ongoing commitment to making positive change in the construction industry and addressing the skills gap, The Forshaw Group hopes that the work experience will encourage some of the students to consider joining its apprenticeship scheme later on. The business has a strong social commitment to youth development and training, including its work with the Knowsley School Apprenticeship Partnership, and the INS-Pire National Academy.
Over the course of the week, each of the 10 students have the opportunity to try out a different trade, with different members of The Forshaw Group team. The students tried out the following roles: plastering, joinery, plumbing, ground worker, tiling, and decorating.
Commented Liam Hanlon, managing director at The Forshaw Group: “I was delighted to welcome this latest cohort of students for a week’s work experience. It is a great opportunity for them to get a taste of the kind of work we do and see if it is for them. We are very proud of our apprenticeship programme with All Saints school and hope some of the 10 will consider applying to join us at the INS-Pire Academy.
“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.”
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.
Keep posted for a future update on the successful candidates.