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World Youth Skills Day

Tomorrow (Sat 15 July) marks World Youth Skills Day – “Skilling teachers, trainers and youth for a transformative future”.

At Ergro, we believe our industry leading standards of staff training and mentoring, empowers our staff to dedicate their attention to detail and ‘go the extra mile’ – to the benefit of our clients and the individuals’ career progression.

Yesterday our QSHE Director – Lesley Hamilton – spent the day with the Construction Youth Trust at local school Ebbsfleet Academy, working with year 10s and year 12s to introduce them to the world of Construction and the Built Environment, through Careers Networking and a Q&A Panel.

“This was a fantastic opportunity to reach out to the next generation of our industry and encourage the young students to find their skills pathway into the right construction career for them.”

“At Ergro we never stop up-skilling out staff, with opportunities to add new training which is ‘over and above’ the standard apprenticeship syllabus, continuously arising.”

“Our Project Apprentice Max King for example, has recently successfully completed three courses in Passive Fire Protection, an additional skills asset which exceeds his core apprenticeship training. This is an investment that we feel was incredibly worthwhile, as it has enabled him to risk assess his works and prepare a fire plan to safeguard the building, its contents and occupants. Max has also learnt the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to successfully identify and install safe and compliant passive-fire protection solutions on site. Well done Max.” – Lesley Hamilton, QSHE Director