Twenty one apprentices from NG Bailey received their graduation certificates at a special event that took place at the company’s headquarters in Denton Hall, Yorkshire.
Each graduate received a commemorative certificate from NG Bailey’s sustainability director, Cal Bailey, at a special ceremony attended by their family and friends.
David Hurcomb, the company’s chief executive comments on the event: “It makes me proud to see how our apprentices have developed their technical skills and knowledge, as well as how they have grown as individuals as they have progressed through the programme.
“The construction industry is facing a skills crisis and we at NG Bailey, are very open about our commitment to help develop and nurture our next generation of workers. Since 1969, 5,600 young people have completed our apprenticeship programme and we are a committed member of the 5% club, working together with other employers to increase the number of apprentices and graduates in the UK workforce.
Charlie Burton, who successfully completed her electro-technical apprenticeship within the company’s specialist Facilities Services division, added: “Being an apprentice at NG Bailey has been invaluable to me. It has given me first-hand experience and I am confident it will help further my career by opening many doors.
She continued: “I now understand how to work with people from all different walks of life and trades plus my problem solving skills have dramatically improved. I now appreciate that there’s not just one approach and, the importance of perseverance.”
NG Bailey’s award winning apprenticeship programme offers a wealth of programmes. These range from specialist four-year craft apprenticeships in heating and ventilation, electrical and plumbing, technical apprenticeships in building services, quantity surveying, planning and design, and a new IT training programme.
The company takes a hands-on approach to apprentice development and believes in immersing them in the business through predominantly on-the-job learning. It has strategic partnerships with training colleges, including the Leeds College of Building, which provides access to an academic training network for apprentices either on a day or block release basis.
NG Bailey’s next apprenticeship recruitment window will open early 2017. Visit www.ngbailey.com/careers/apprenticeships for more information.