It’s officially National Apprenticeship Week.
The annual week-long celebration aims to shine a light on the UK’s amazing apprentices and businesses which are safeguarding the future of the younger generation.
You may already be aware but Land & Water was fortunate enough to have four new apprentices start in August last year and over the past six months we have seen them become an integral part of the team, achieving vast amounts across different company departments.
With the Coronavirus pandemic creating uncertainty around the future of the younger generation, in terms of employment prospects and economic stability, the civil engineering and construction industries have somewhat proved themselves to be the backbone in regenerating the country’s economy.
This has highlighted the sectors as an indispensable part of the country’s needs, providing a stable career for young people which should last a lifetime.
Land & Water is proud to be supporting its new apprentices and showing its commitment towards harnessing their skills. Throughout the past year, we have adapted their training to meet the requirements of the pandemic, putting training plans in place that still gives them exposure but keeping their safety at the forefront of our minds.
Harvey, Kyle, Lizzie and William have all grown so much since starting with us.
From learning to operate tug boats and excavators at project sites across the country, providing signals for crane drivers, to shadowing our Quantity Surveyors, learning about the commercial side of the business, and completing a water awareness course to increase water safety.
We have loved being able to hear from them, knowing that they are enjoying working on such varied projects, meeting different members of the Land & Water team and learning about the value of protecting and enhancing the UK’s waterways.
We wish them the best of luck during their apprenticeship and look forward to keeping you updated on their progress.