NSCC Shows Support for Apprenticeships at NCC Awards

NSCC Shows Support for Apprenticeships at NCC Awards

The National Specialist Contractors’ Council (NSCC) is proud to sponsor the National Construction College (NCC) East Apprentice Awards which are taking place at Bircham Newton on Thursday 19 July.

“It is always encouraging to see the commitment, hard work and dedication shown by the apprentices at NCC East and the sense of achievement and pride they have in their work. It is vital that Specialist Contractors continue to invest in training to ensure a skilled workforce for the future and my congratulations go to all the winners and finalists who can look forward to a successful career in the construction industry.”

The NCC is the leading training provider for Specialist Contractors in the construction industry with eight training centres in the UK supporting 30,000 individuals every year including 700 apprentices. The annual awards celebrate the achievements of apprentices across a range of trades including Plant Operatives, Interior Systems and Steeplejacks, and the prestigious Apprentice of the Year Award, sponsored by NSCC, will be presented by celebrity builder Tommy Walsh in front of guests from across the industry.
Taking on an apprentice can provide businesses with a range of benefits and from 1 August 2012, employers registered with CITB-ConstructionSkills are eligible for grants of £6,000 for a 2-year apprenticeship and £10,200 for a 3-year apprenticeship. In addition, the Government continues to support apprenticeships with a £250 million apprenticeship fund, which will provide 20,000 new apprenticeship places in 2012/13. NSCC is committed to facilitating apprenticeship opportunities in the specialist sector and the NSCC Apprenticeship Roll of Honour features more than 55 NSCC members who are enjoying the benefits of employing an apprentice.
NSCC Chief Executive Suzannah Nichol MBE who will be attending the event said:

“It is always encouraging to see the commitment, hard work and dedication shown by the apprentices at NCC East and the sense of achievement and pride they have in their work. It is vital that Specialist Contractors continue to invest in training to ensure a skilled workforce for the future and my congratulations go to all the winners and finalists who can look forward to a successful career in the construction industry.”

The National Specialist Contractors’ Council (NSCC) brings together the common aims of 32 specialist trade organisations within the construction industry and is the authoritative voice of 7,000 Specialist Contractors in the UK – www.nscc.org.uk.

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