Construction students set to bridge skills gap

New College Durham delivers bespoke training for northern construction group, the Applebridge Family, to upskill their Construction and the Built Environment trainees.

The lucky selected group have been given the fantastic opportunity to ‘engineer the foundations of tomorrow, today’ with tailored training programmes specifically designed to bridge the skills gap and educate the Applebridge Family’s next generation of construction workers.

During the course, each trainee will gain experience in a range of disciplines as they rotate within the business, both on-site and in the office. Gaining such a well-rounded construction experience will allow each individual to progress within the company, and further their knowledge and skillset in the sector of the business they favoured the most.

Andy Ray, Construction Director of Applebridge Construction and bespoke training lead, said:

“We are delighted to welcome our latest cohort of trainees and apprentices into the business and look forward to seeing them develop over the coming months and years. Applebridge are proud to have four of their apprentices studying at New College Durham. They will follow bespoke programmes; gaining a well rounded academic construction experience. Our latest management training programme builds on the success of previous years’ schemes where we have been proud to see our apprentices and graduates rise to the challenge and become essential members of the team.”

In response to the dip in opportunities available for young people as a result of Covid-19, the Applebridge Family hopes to help provide invaluable training programmes with colleges across the North-East and Yorkshire, to support young workers build a career in construction.