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Leicester College apprentice wins gold at WorldSkills UK

A bricklaying apprentice from Leicester College is celebrating after taking joint gold medal at the WorldSkills UK 2014 national final, which took place at the NEC in November 2014.

Tom Sinfield, 21 from Shepshed, Loughborough, had already taken silver medal in the same competition a year before. To triumph in the regional heats of SkillBuild for the second year and then successfully compete against the other highest scorers nationally at the WorldSkills UK Skill Show, the UK’s biggests skill and career show, Tom has done exceptionally well.

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NASC new apprentices challenge gains momentum and support

The NASC President’s ‘New Apprenticeship Challenge’to create 400 scaffolding apprentices in his two year term has gained momentum recently – with the news that NASC member Access Solutions Scaffolding Ltd has joined the list of 10 other NASC member companies which are sponsoring the challenge’s charitable element in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust (TCT).

This now means the 11 charity sponsoring NASC member companies are collectively donating £110 to TCT for each new apprentice started by an NASC member up to the target number, potentially raising £44,000 at the end of the challenge in November 2015.

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Qualifying the Workforce training funding 2015

The NASC has received confirmation that funding has been secured from Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) which will enable them to run their 4th Qualifying The Workforce (QTW) programme, starting in January 2015.

This follows three successful QTW programmes involving NASC members in 2012-2014, where proposed targets were exceeded on each occasion – with more than 200 operatives qualified to CISRS Scaffolder via either apprenticeships or the adult/commercial route, Advanced Scaffolder or Scaffolding Supervisor in 2012 and 2013. 

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Ashley cements his award-winning reputation

Redrow trainee Ashley Terron is celebrating after being crowned Apprenticeship Champion of the year for the North West – with the next stop the National Apprenticeship Awards finals.

The accolade recognises former apprentices who have made exceptional achievements since completing their qualification and go above and beyond to champion apprenticeships.

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Three apprentices from Nationwide Platforms honoured at industry awards

Held in the summer, the National Construction College (East) Apprenticeship Awards 2014 showcases the young talent the construction industry is developing year-on-year.

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