The UK’s Lafarge Tarmac has welcomed eight new apprentices to its contracting team. The apprentices will follow a two-year programme at the company, which will include vocational training and expert technical training onsite.
Lafarge Tarmac is working in partnership with Training and Apprenticeships in Construction (TrAC) and Norfolk County Council, on behalf of whom the construction materials company is providing highways services.
“We are delighted to welcome our new apprentices to Lafarge Tarmac as part of our commitment to inspire young people into construction and help to create a lasting skills legacy for Norfolk,” commented Paul Fleetham, Managing Director for Lafarge Tarmac’s contracting business. “I believe that our commitment to skills, innovation and R&D means we’re well placed to offer expert support and guidance to nurture skills and kick-start successful careers in construction and we look forward to seeing our new recruits develop and succeed within the highways and construction industry.”
Daniel Andrews, who recently joined the contracting business as a Business Administration Apprentice, said: “I hadn’t considered a career within the construction industry before seeing the opportunity with Lafarge Tarmac. It appealed to me because it offered the support and training as well as practical experience and mentoring. I have already gained a great deal of knowledge and confidence and would certainly recommend this route into employment and training to others.”
The apprenticeship scheme is in line with Lafarge Tarmac’s commitment to skills development. The eight new team members are part of a wider intake within the contracting business, which has welcomed 27 apprentices across the UK in 2014, with the aim of offering a further 40 placement opportunities in 2015. Lafarge Tarmac has committed to recruit up to 60 new apprentices and 30 new graduates every year.
Adapted from press release by Louise Fordham
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