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The Apprentice

The National Specialist Contractors' Council (NSCC) recently launched the Apprenticeship Roll of Honour designed to recognise those businesses in the specialist sector that invest in apprenticeships.

The Roll of Honour features more than 55 NSCC members who are enjoying the benefits of employing an apprentice, including a reduction in skills gaps, the ability to keep pace with the latest technology and a more motivated and productive workforce. Its launch to over 180 guests from across the industry supply chain was a unique way of showcasing the commitment of employers and the high standard of skill and professionalism that their apprentices achieve.

NSCC Chief Executive Suzannah Nichol MBE said:

“Apprentices are the industry’s future workforce and they have an essential role to play in the recovery of the construction industry and the UK economy as a whole. NSCC and its members are committed to the continued delivery of apprenticeships in the specialist sector and we expect the number of businesses featured on the Roll of Honour to grow as more employers recognise the benefits of employing an apprentice.”

The Government confirmed its support for apprenticeships at the Apprenticeship Summit in London on 16 November with the announcement of a £250 million fund to encourage employers to invest in training including support for up to 20,000 new apprenticeships in 2012/13.

For further information on the latest Government measures to boost apprenticeships, please visit www.bis.gov.uk

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