We have a well-established apprentice programme which is a key part of our business plan for growth by ensuring we have a pipeline of skilled local employees to meet the needs of all our clients.
We are employing at least 2 new apprentices every year for the last 5 years. We currently employ 2 NVQ Level 2 apprentices. We also employ two Site Managers who are currently working towards their NVQ Level 6 in Construction Site Management.
All our apprentices follow a defined 3-year modern apprenticeship in partnership with a local construction college, aided by buddies and mentors from our established workforce. As our business continues to grow, we are expanding this programme.
Our Training Programme is overseen by our Human Resources Team who will work with the CITB, NVQ accredited training providers and Council’s Employment and Skills Commissioning Team to tailor training programmes which meet individual trainee requirements and are aligned to the client’s broader goals. We will work with the CITB, our supply chain and local Shared Apprentice Schemes to identify and place apprenticeship candidates.
Our HR Team will rigorously assess the opportunities and requirements presented by this contract, to determine how the works can best support local employment and training. They will work with our Contracts and Site Managers, local training providers and our supply chain to adopt a systematic, yet flexible, approach to maximising employment and training opportunities through a mix of direct employment and the use of employment models for SME companies that will enable us and our supply chain to support your training agenda.
Our HR Manager is responsible for co-ordinating our training, work experience, educational links and local supply chain to ensure Enfield Council’s ambitions are met. She will act as the primary interface between SER Contractors, Enfield Council, our supply chain and named agencies and 3rd sector providers, schools, colleges and any other local stakeholders.
We are committed to promoting skills in the community through work experience for 15-17-year olds. A full induction is provided for all placements to ensure the appropriate consideration of insurance, CSCS, Child Protection and health and safety are undertaken.