National Apprenticeship Week 2011 and the FMB
National Apprenticeship Week, which is organised by the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS), is an annual celebration of the talents and skills of apprentices. The week sees apprentices, their employers and providers come together to raise the profile of Apprenticeships amongst employers, learners, parents, stakeholders and the media.
The construction industry has a long tradition of training apprentices and the FMB plays an integral part in the development of a sustainable and dynamic skills base for the industry. Many FMB members have been involved in the 2011 National Apprenticeship Week in order to highlight the benefits of the SME sector’s commitment to training the future workforce.
Joe Dixon and Catherine McKinnell MP
Joe Dixon & Catherine McKinnell MP
In the run up to National Apprenticeship Week, CITB-ConstructionSkills and the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) invited Catherine McKinnell, MP for Newcastle North, to visit a live construction project in Newcastle to experience life as an apprentice for the day. Catherine McKinnell MP visited FMB Member J.D. Joinery & Building and whilst onsite tried her hand at a range of activities including bricklaying, roofing and new fascias on a large house extension, as well as experiencing first-hand the skills needed to work with modern ‘green’ technologies. Read more about Catherine McKinnell MP’s visit here.
The visit was covered by The Newcastle Journal on 29th January.
Watch a video of Catherine McKinnell MP visiting FMB member Joe Dixon of J.D. Joinery & Building.
Oakleafe Property Services and Peter Henn of the Yellow Advertiser
Peter Henn of the Yellow Advertiser spent the day as an apprentice with FMB member Oakleafe Property Services. Click here to read more.