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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 and one career event each year. All visits will be coordinated by the Plymouth City Council Apprenticeships team.

SWH invests heavily in quality training, determined to ensure a highly qualified, professional workforce. SWH became a National Skills Academy for Construction in 2013, and now works in close collaboration with local schools and colleges, with a focus on promoting the industry to younger generations. The Academy offers a wide range of specialist construction training and engineering apprenticeship courses, often providing the first step on the employment ladder. SWH's 600 strong workforce has a staggering 13,000 work qualifications, including CSCS, construction NVQs and traffic management qualifications. With regional offices in Exeter, Plymouth and Poole, SWH employees live amongst the local community they serve, and work with a true sense of local pride and care.

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