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Archive for November, 2015

Exeter College names SWH Build Employer of the Year

Posted by on November 30, 2015 in Building Construction, Company News

Exeter College names SWH Build Employer of the Year

SWH Build has been named Employer of the Year for Painting and Decorating by Exeter College, due to its support of Apprentice Zach Miller

At the presentation on Wednesday 25th November, Bill Foote, Head of Construction at Exeter College said: “SWH is a company that puts the safety, care and interests of their employees first. They have always shown outstanding support for their apprentice Zach, right the way through his apprenticeship journey. Skills officer Paul Leaman has always been very impressed by the professionalism and support shown whenever he visited site. Pastoral care of apprentices is a key priority for Skills Officers and therefore for their outstanding commitment...

South West Highways Ltd welcomes 222nd apprentice

Posted by on November 16, 2015 in Apprenticeships & Training, Highways

South West Highways Ltd (SWH) is pleased to welcome its 222nd apprentice. Ruben Forrester, 19, of Okehampton, Devon, is undertaking an NVQ Level 2 in Highways Maintenance (Construction) – Excavation Operations which he will complete in 2017.

After enrolling at university to study filmmaking and media, Ruben soon realised that this path wasn’t right for him and returned home after a year. Ruben wanted to take on a challenging, hands-on role that would teach him a variety of skills and looked into apprenticeships for various trades, such as plumbing and carpentry, before settling on the scheme offered by SWH.

“I...

SWH employees become Apprenticeship Ambassadors

Posted by on November 09, 2015 in Apprenticeships & Training

SWH employees become Apprenticeship Ambassadors

Two SWH employees, James Clark (Road Worker) and Darren Guppy (Apprentice Road Worker) have volunteered to become Apprenticeship Ambassadors for the Plymouth Apprenticeship Network.

 The Network is an association of Plymouth based employers and training providers and, together with the 1000 Club, was looking for apprentices and ex-apprentices who can spare a little time to share their experiences and offer advice.

Full training is given, which includes attending a one day training session and then a follow up workshop. It is important that employers are able to support the Ambassadors as they must undertake a minimum of one school visit...