Posts Tagged: apprentices
Posted by Helen Douglas on October 03, 2018 in Apprenticeships & Training, Awards
SWH is pleased to announce that the winner of their annual ‘Apprentice of the Year’ Award is Ashley English, an Apprentice Roadworker working as part of the Plymouth Highways contract delivery team. Ashley’s day-to-day duties range from developing CAD designs, to working to improve the footways and roads in and around Plymouth, all whilst balancing the requirements of his College course.
Prior to joining SWH in 2017, Ashley had ‘hands on’ highway maintenance and construction experience, but did not have any formal qualifications. Keen to develop himself further, Ashley asked his Line Manager if he could undertake an Apprenticeship with SWH,...
Posted by Sarah Cole on September 28, 2016 in Apprenticeships & Training, Awards, Company News
Sam Moore with Glen Robinson, MD of South West Highways
SWH Group’s annual Apprentice of the Year has been announced, with the award going to Sam Moore, a Business Administration Apprentice working within the Safety, Health, Environment and Quality (SHEQ) department.
Sam has been working at SWH Group for just over two years as part of his apprenticeship with Exeter College. His role is varied and he carries out a range of duties related to incidents, SHEQ Events, TRACA, face fit testing, calibration, LOLER and at our Annual Safety Days. Sam is often the first port of call for people requiring...
Posted by Sarah Cole on May 25, 2016 in Apprenticeships & Training, In Our Community
SWH Group Highways Apprentices recently gave up their time to build a driveway for a paralysed mum of four in Ottery St Mary.
Lucy Lowe was injured in a freak accident and complications following surgery to remove her coccyx left her confined to a wheelchair for the rest of her life. Lucy was in hospital for 21 months as the family tried to raise funds to pay for alterations to their home. Lucy was able to return home in March this year but couldn’t leave the house on her own due to the property’s steep drive.
In April, SWH Group Apprentices and...
Posted by Sarah Cole on January 01, 2016 in Apprenticeships & Training
As part of a two year scheme, the successful candidates will learn the vital skills needed for highway maintenance through on the job training and at our dedicated training facilities at Rockbeare.
At the end of the two-year Apprenticeship, each candidate will have qualifications in various disciplines, including a Level 2 NVQ, Traffic Management, Street Works and Emergency First Aid at Work.
Simon Bourne, SWH’s Learning and Development Manager, will be supporting the Apprentices throughout the programme along with a dedicated Apprentice Liaison Manager. He comments: “As an Investor in People, we...
Posted by Sarah Cole on November 30, 2015 in Building Construction, Company News
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...
Posted by Sarah Cole on January 10, 2013 in Awards
SWH and one of our employees have been awarded the prestigious City and Guilds Gold Medal for Excellence.
The award is in recognition of the achievements of apprentice Jed Saunders and the outstanding level of training SWH has provided.
Jed, from Exeter, has won the award for his fantastic efforts that have seen him obtain a number of qualifications and develop a high level of ability and technical knowledge in various Highway Maintenance operations.
In just two years Jed has earned a level 2 Diploma and NVQ Level 2 Award in 'Highway Maintenance and Excavation Operations', two further NVQ Level 2 Awards in...