Last night we attended the annual apprenticeship awards hosted by our apprentice and training partner, On Site Bristol. We were very excited and proud to be presented with the ‘Supporting Apprenticeships’ award by Bristol’s Lord Mayor, Councillor Jeff Lovell.
On Site Bristol provided the award to acknowledge our efforts in providing opportunities for recent school leavers. This year alone we have recruited five plumbing apprentices and we hope that by providing a positive and supportive environment they will progress into long-term employment with us.
Darren Perkins, Project Manager of On Site Bristol, described us as ‘a company who have consistently employed numerous apprentices with On Site for many years. Offering a great range of work with a supportive team environment.’
The evening celebrations were shared with many professionals and apprentices from the local construction industry to celebrate the investments made in young talent for the future.
The On Site programme is an excellent setup for employers to be involved in, since it helps to build sustainable careers for young people who otherwise may have struggled. The scheme is estimated to add around £5million annually into the West of England economy in total with over 95% of their apprentices continuing with their employer after completing their programme.
We look forward to continuing our support of school leavers through On Site Bristol and continue to make a difference.
Image below: Paul Mathews (left) and Craig Jeffaries (middle) from the Gregor team and Jeff Lovell, Bristol’s Lord Mayor (right).
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