CISRS Celebrates Successful National Apprentice Week

CISRS marked a triumphant National Apprentice Week as they embarked on a dynamic campaign to champion scaffolding careers across the UK

CISRS (Construction Industry Scaffolders Record Scheme) marked a triumphant National Apprentice Week as they embarked on a dynamic campaign to champion scaffolding careers across the UK. From engaging with apprentices at training providers to participating in career talks and open events, CISRS left no stone unturned in promoting the benefits of a career in scaffolding.

The week-long initiative kicked off on Monday, February 5th, with CISRS Managing Director Dave Mosley visiting 3t Training North Shields. There, he had the pleasure of interacting with apprentices and their instructor, Rob King, who were on the verge of completing their training programs and would soon qualify as CISRS scaffolders.

The momentum continued on Tuesday, February 6th, with CISRS Compliance Manager Tony Barry joining apprentices at Simian Scaffolding Training Centre in Warrington for the first of a series of career talks. Former Simian-trained advanced scaffolder turned Health & Safety consultant Dallas Cooper shared insights into his journey in the industry, emphasising the abundant progression opportunities available.

Tony Barry’s itinerary then took him to Total People in Manchester, where he engaged with more apprentices and instructors, underlining the flourishing apprentice provision in the North West region.

Meanwhile, Dave Mosley appeared on the same day at “Job Fest,” held at the SIMIAN/LASC training centre in Leytonstone, London. This event attracted over 200 prospective apprentices from local schools, offering them the chance to explore various trades, with scaffolding proving a popular choice.

Wednesday, February 7th, witnessed Tony Barry concluding his visit to the North West region by meeting with trainees at Training 2000 in Blackburn, where he commended the enthusiasm of the region’s aspiring scaffolders. In the South East, CISRS Administration and Finance Manager Laura Weekes visited the National Construction College South in Kent, reinforcing the abundance of talent emerging through the apprenticeship route.

The week peaked on Thursday, February 8th, as Dave Mosley returned to the North East at NETA Training on Teesside for another successful careers open event, attracting a sizable crowd eager to explore apprenticeship opportunities.

Closing out National Apprentice Week on Friday, February 9th, Tony Barry visited Construction College Midlands in Birmingham, where he met with instructors and apprentices, witnessing their passion for the trade firsthand.

Reflecting on the week’s achievements, Dave Mosley thanked CISRS training providers for hosting these impactful events, affirming the organisation’s commitment to fostering the next generation of scaffolding professionals. “The CISRS staff had a great time getting out and about during National Apprentice Week – meeting the current crop of apprentices and hopefully some of our future workforce, Mosley said.

“The apprentices were very positive about their career opportunities and wanted to explore all the possibilities it can offer, such as becoming an advanced scaffolder, scaffolding supervisor, estimators, designers, and the thrill of working on very large projects such as Hinkley Power Station, offshore or overseas, setting up their own company etc. The options are plentiful. 

“We would like to say a big thank you to the CISRS training providers for hosting these superb events and we hope are already looking forward to more promotion of apprentices and apprenticeships next year.”