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A Taste of Construction

Posted by on February 24, 2014 in Apprenticeships & Training

SWH (South West Highways Ltd) will be hosting two career taster days on 27 February and 4 March 2014. The taster days will offer under-represented groups, in particular organisations that support people with physical or mental health issues, a chance to gain an insight into a career within the construction industry.

The taster days will take place at the company’s head office at Rockbeare and will involve a site induction, followed by outdoor activities such as block paving and finally a Q&A session. Each participant will also receive an SWH/NSFCA (National Skills for Contraction Academy) goody bag.

The second taster day will...

SWH National Skills Academy for Construction welcomes its first female Apprentice in Highways Maintenance

Posted by on January 01, 2014 in Apprenticeships & Training, Highways

The Construction Industry is dominated by male workers and many large employers, but organisations such as CITB continue to try and attract more females into the industry. In recent years the construction sector with the support of CITB's National Skills Academy for Construction has invested considerable effort into promoting careers to under-represented groups, and recruitment of females into 'non-traditional' roles is an area of focus.

Apprenticeships and Vocational Training are currently the most gender segregated areas of the Welsh education system.

SWH was awarded National Skills Academy for Construction status in September 2013. We celebrated our 100th Appentice in October 2013 and...

SWH Invests in the Future

Posted by on November 20, 2012 in Apprenticeships & Training

Seven young men have engineered a bright future for themselves thanks to an apprenticeship scheme provided by ‘South West Highways (SWH) Training’.

The apprentices have spent the past two years learning both the theoretical and practical aspects of highway maintenance work, from traffic management to road construction.

Having completed the Highway Maintenance course, the apprentices were awarded with their professional qualifications; their CSCS Operative cards, NVQ level 2 in Highways Maintenance (Excavation Operations) and Level 2 Diploma in Highways Maintenance (Excavation Operations).

One of the apprentices, Sam Atwill, 22, who works for Glendinning, was recently awarded the Most Promising Apprentice in the South West...

SWH retains prestigious award

Posted by on September 16, 2011 in Awards, Company News

SWH retains prestigious award
Investor In People award is renewed after thorough testing

South West Highways is pleased to announce it has retained recognition of its Investor In People status.

After a thorough review by an IIP officer, SWH has been congratulated on its many successes and is continuing to meet IIP standard. Human Resources Manager Lesley Code comments: "We are delighted to retain our IIP status, we work hard to create a safe and structured environment for our 600 employees. South West Highways is committed to best practice and our retained IIP status supports this."

South West Highways has held this accreditation since 2004.