THE first students to sign up for an apprenticeship with South Yorkshire based national apprenticeship provider T3 Training & Development are celebrating after successfully completing their studies.
All five have been working on a Level 3 apprenticeship in Design and Draughting with the Barnsley based training provider that delivers apprentices ready to take up roles as structural technicians within the construction industry.
The students have now been given the opportunity to progress on to the Higher National Certificate (HNC) and will be attending University from September.
The teams behind T3 have decades of experience in Structural Design, Construction, Project Management, Steelwork and Reinforced Concrete Detailing.
“This has been an exciting year of growth for us and we are delighted that our first apprentices have now reached the end of the course and are ready to take up their place in a challenging but rewarding industry,” said T3 director Andy Adams.
“When we launched T3 Training & Development we realised there was a massive skills gap and lack of formal training for young structural technicians who were ready to take their place in the industry.
“We needed alternative methods to fill the void in what is an industry wide problem and that’s when we realised that we needed the sort of courses now being offered by T3 Training and Development.
“Following this first successful intake, we now have students from across the UK coming to Barnsley to take advantage of a ground-breaking new approach to training, delivering vocational training alongside academic work as part of a full apprenticeship programme.”
One of the companies that has been taking part in the apprenticeship programme is Laing O’Rourke.
Principal Engineer Gary Foster commented: “I have been really impressed with our apprentice’s level of commitment and their acceleration from leaving school to becoming very valuable and productive members of our team.
“They have been involved in the technical delivery of some of the UK’s largest and most challenging projects.
“The investment from the full-time block training that they completed at the beginning of their Apprenticeship has been returned, and I have no doubt these apprentices will become future leaders within our Sector”
To find out more about T3 Training & Development contact 01226 610201 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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