Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Building Skills for the Next Generation

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Building Skills for the Next Generation

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TRAINING Provider NCT Skills for Life is based in Newcastle and offers apprenticeships in various construction trades including joinery, bricklaying, plastering and roofing. The training is fully funded and employers may be eligible for a grant to support the recruitment of an apprentice to their workforce.

NCT Skills for Life offers high-quality, innovative and dynamic training delivered by our experienced tutors, who possess a wealth of knowledge and practical skills in their occupational field.

NCT is a well-established organisation with a passion for making a positive impact on the futures of young adults in the local area. We are committed to helping fill the construction skills shortage and providing a better future for the next generation.

Our apprentices complete our JEF-CEP program (www.jef-cep.co.uk) prior to enrolling, a joint venture between NCT Skills and the Army, which gives our youngsters the skills and discipline required to prepare them for the world of work. The 12-week programme includes: | Experience of army life.

| Construction experience and qualifications.

| Residential stay at Kingswood. | Development of transferable skills.

A large number of local and national construction firms already have NCT apprentices working on site and we are continually building our portfolio of blue chip clients to work with future intakes. With this excellent support our apprentices have the opportunity to demonstrate the skills and training they receive, gaining valuable site experience and industry recognised qualifications.

Training on our apprenticeships programme for 16 to 18 year-olds is a priority and fully-funded by the Government.

Benefits of apprenticeships for employers: | Improved productivity: Apprentices receive relevant training, so have an immediate impact and make a real and meaningful contribution to your business | Cost-effective recruitment: Research has shown that apprentices are more likely to stay with their employer and very likely to be promoted. …

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