1. Pre-employment. This is a nine month programme delivered 3 days a week. It includes a Level 1 Construction Diploma and employer specific skills. It also covers work ethics and safe working on site. The purpose of this programme is to identify suitable people for the company and to prepare them for work in the industry.
2. Site Period. On successful completion of the pre-employment programme candidates are employed on site for 18-24 months under the guidance of a tutor/mentor where they learn the practical aspects of the work. At this stage they are enrolled on a formal apprenticeship that delivers Level 2 Knowledge and Competence. The apprenticeship is delivered in the classroom (1 week in every 4) and on-site where the emphasis is on learning whilst completing permanent works.
3. Supervisory Development. Those with an aptitude for supervision or identified for promotion will be invited to join the Supervisor Development Programme, a one or two year ‘day release’ programme that delivers a Level 3 qualification. The accredited qualifications (CIOB Certificate in Site Supervisory Studies and a NVQ3) can be supplemented with a certificate of technology in an appropriate discipline.