The National Access & Scaffolding Confederation has strengthened its learning and skills capabilities through the appointment of a new training officer.
Henry Annafi brings a wealth of training, apprenticeship and stakeholder engagement expertise to the NASC team, having previously managed multiple high profile training initiatives for the public and private sector.
In his new role as NASC Training Officer, Henry will support members with any training issues they may have and also encourage more people to take up positions in the scaffolding industry.
In a NASC press release, Henry said: “I am excited to be joining the NASC and look forward to helping members reach their training objectives as well as engaging with jobseekers both directly and indirectly to bring more people into the industry.”
Writing on his Linkedin profile Henry wrote: ‘As the Training Officer for the National Access & Scaffolding Confederation, I support members in accessing additional funding opportunities and promoting the sector as a sector of choice with young people, highlighting the unique benefits and diverse opportunities that exist within scaffolding in particular and construction overall. The immensely rewarding career choices are not just for scaffolders, but for Supervisors, Managers, Estimators, Health and Safety Advisors, Surveyors, Designers, Trainers and much more.
‘As such, I will be working to ensure that schools, colleges, universities and careers professionals have the necessary information to help young people make more informed career choices. I also work with 3rd parties to address industry needs and raise the profile of the NASC as well as the benefits of working with its members.’
Robin James, NASC Managing Director, added: “I am really pleased to welcome Henry to the NASC. His role will see him working with the members, but also with third parties to address industry training needs and access additional funding opportunities.
“He’ll also play a key role in promoting the industry as a worthwhile and rewarding career choice for people who are interested in becoming scaffolding operatives as well as those looking to take up a broad range of other roles, such as supervisors, estimators, health and safety advisors, surveyors, designers and trainers.”