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On the Tools launch free guides explaining apprenticeships

As part of the On the Tools campaign, Construction Skills Shortage Week™, a raft of various resources have been released for businesses and tradespeople.

Among the resources are seven handy explainer documents related to apprenticeships, including the funding rules, paying the apprenticeship levy, how to onboard an apprentice, and choosing the best training provider.

Embracing apprenticeships in construction is more than just filling a role; it’s an investment in the industry’s future. By taking on apprentices, you contribute to the development of a skilled and knowledgeable workforce that will sustain the construction sector for years to come.

The UK government set a target of 3 million apprenticeship starts in England between 2015 and 2020, focusing on sectors such as engineering, construction, and ICT. However, the industry is struggling to meet this target; the 2023 UK Trade Skills Index found that the country needs nearly 1 million new tradespeople by 2032 to meet growing demand, and a quarter of those must be qualified apprentices.

Hiring and upskilling apprentices is a cost-effective strategy for talent development. It means you can mould individuals into skilled workers who understand the specific needs of your business.

Access the On the Tools apprenticeships guides for the business community.

BIKBBI’s guide to taking on a bathroom installer apprentice

As a further resource of information, the BMA is hosting a discussion at InstallerSHOW on Tuesday, June 25, at 1:00 PM as part of the BMA Theatre with Hannah Hockley, Founder of The Apprenticeship Partner. Dedicated to simplifying and enhancing the apprenticeship process for businesses across the UK, Hannah will explain the entire process.

Working alongside BiKBBI, Hannah has developed a deep understanding of the KBB sector and serves as the Chair of BiKBBI’s Education Steering Committee.

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