CISRS is set to take to the road to promote and celebrate apprenticeship value and livelihoods during National Apprentice Week 2024.

National Apprentice Week (NAW) is just around the corner, with the 17th annual celebration of apprenticeships scheduled for Monday, February 5th, to Sunday, February 11th, 2024. This week-long event aims to shine a spotlight on the value, benefits, and excellent career opportunities that apprenticeships offer.

To mark this occasion, CISRS (Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme) is joining forces with accredited training providers across the UK to promote and celebrate apprenticeships.

In line with their tradition, CISRS representatives will visit various accredited scaffolding apprentice providers throughout the country during NAW. These visits provide an excellent opportunity for CISRS to engage with current cohorts of scaffolding apprentices and contribute to the celebration of apprenticeships.

CISRS representatives will be visiting a total of 8 scaffolding apprentice providers during NAW 2024. These visits will include stops at:

  •     3t and NETA in the North East
  •     Training 2000, Total People, and Siman in the North West
  •     NCC South and Simian/LASC in the South East
  •     Construction College Midlands in Birmingham

In addition to these visits, several of the accredited training providers will be hosting various events, workshops, job fairs, and open days in the coming weeks, all in support of National Apprentice Week:

Training 2000, located in Blackburn, will be hosting two apprentice evenings on Wednesday, January 31st, from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and Thursday, February 1st, from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. These events are open to anyone interested in learning more about apprenticeships in the scaffolding sector. You can find more information on their website at Training 2000 Events.

SIMIAN is organizing career progression sessions for their scaffolding apprentices across all their facilities in the UK. They will also be inviting over 130 school children to their “Jobfest” event at the Simian/LASC centre in Leytonstone on Tuesday, February 6th, from 11 am to 2 pm. For more details, you can visit Simian’s website.

NETA on Teesside will host an Apprentice Open evening on Thursday, February 8th, from 5 pm to 7 pm. This event promises to provide valuable insights into apprenticeships in the scaffolding industry. For registration and additional information, visit the Eventbrite page.

Dave Mosley, Managing Director of CISRS

Dave Mosley, Managing Director of CISRS, expressed the importance of supporting events that promote careers within the scaffolding sector. 

“It is essential that CISRS continues to support events that promote careers within the scaffolding sector,” he said.

“If you are an employer or a recently qualified scaffolding apprentice, it would be great for you to get involved with these events or similar local initiatives. Alternatively, if you do currently employ or work alongside scaffolding apprentices, use NAW as an opportunity to check in with them and see how they are progressing along their training and career pathways.”

National Apprentice Week 2024 promises to be an exciting and informative event for all those interested in apprenticeships in the scaffolding industry.