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Apprentices get off to great start

Apprentices get off to great start

26 November 2015

Balfour Beatty (BBUSL)’s Gas Network apprentices have made a flying start to their learning with Develop Training (DTL). The talented young individuals have begun their training in Bolton and Wolverhampton after BBUSL awarded us a contract to deliver Trailblazer apprenticeships to the construction firm.

Over the next two years, the apprentices will gain the skills, knowledge and understanding required to install and maintain the UK’s gas network infrastructure.

The Trailblazer scheme is the first of its kind in the UK and both BBUSL and DTL have shaped a vocational curriculum that features specific industry knowledge.

BBUSL has a long tradition of employing people through apprenticeships and DTL is glad to be on hand, providing the necessary training and support to tackle the UK skills crisis head on.

“Our partnership with BBUSL aims to invest in 20,000 learners over the next three years,” said Chris Wood, CEO of DTL, “Whilst unemployment among young people is at a critical level, schemes such as this are providing opportunities for  apprentices, we are glad to be making a positive contribution to addressing the UK skills shortage.”