It’s fantastic to announce that the UK demolition sector has been able to attract and employ 25 new demolition apprentices to its Demolition Trailblazer apprenticeship championed by the NFDC and IDE. This is a 60% increase on the first Trailblazer cohort who will be doing their End Point Assessment(EPA) in the coming weeks, after completing their 2-year programme.
Over the last 2 weeks, the new apprentices have completed their inductions and commenced their apprenticeship programme with 10 demolition contractors from around the UK. The scheme is a showcase of collaboration between the industry and a Further Education provider with LSEC supporting alongside IFATE.
Erith’s Operations Director and Chair of the Demolition Trailblazer Apprenticeship scheme, Stuart Accleton commented, “I’m pleased to announce our ongoing commitment to encouraging young people into the industry. Tommy Rawlinson has now completed his first week of training on the two year apprenticeship which will see him complete a further 40 days of training before undertaking his final assessment. Tommy is currently based full time on our Baker Street project which is due for completion in June. From there he will move onto a new project as an integral part of the London team.”