Construction apprenticeships are needed to turbocharge economic recovery, according to new research published by The Federation of Master Builders (FMB).
The FMB’s report Trading Uplooks at the barriers small to medium-sized employers face to delivering apprenticeships and upskilling. It presents a blueprint for collaboration to unlock additional training opportunities.
Key findings reveal:
The report makes a series of recommendations, which include:
“Putting local builders at the heart of apprenticeship development and training will unlock additional high-quality opportunities for young people and help Britain get back on its feet,” notes Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB. “We need an army of builders to help deliver the new homes that this country desperately needs. They will also upgrade our existing homes to make them more energy efficient and fit for purpose in the years ahead.”
“Master Builders are passionate about creating high-quality apprenticeship opportunities for the next generation,” says Arthur McArdle, National President of the FMB and Director of Woodfield Building Services. “For the most part this is because builders start out as apprentices themselves. I am calling on my fellow members of the FMB to commit to training where they can.”
More at: www.fmb.org.uk
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