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Carillion to play leading role in developing new apprenticeship standards

Posted on 25th March 2014 in Starting a business

Leading integrated support services company Carillion has been named by the government as one the lead organisations in creating new standards for construction apprenticeships.

The government today announced that construction will be one of eight new sectors in its 'Trailblazer' programme, designed to put employers at the heart of developing apprenticeship programmes.

Carillion Construction will be leading the development of the new standards for apprenticeships in Wood Occupations, which is the occupational skill most in demand in the sector. They will be supported by a number of other construction employers.

Ray Wilson, Director and General Manager Carillion Training Services said: "As the largest provider of apprenticeships in the construction industry we are delighted to be taking a leading role in this important task. Working with other employers and professional bodies we are committed to being at the forefront of construction learning excellence and creating a standard which will deliver the next generation of skilled craftspeople."

The sector 'Trailblazers' are part of the government's plan to put employers in the driving seat in the development of qualifications and apprenticeship standards to ensure they are fit for purpose to help address the UK's growing skills need.

The employer led group will be supported and facilitied by the Construction Industry Training Board, as well as a number of employer representatives.

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