News: CoTrain newsletter - May update

14 June 2018

Apprentice of the month, skills investment in Berkshire and more!

In this months CoTrain newsletter...
  • The CoTrain Apprentice of the Month & the Highly Commended winners for April
  • Excellent progress for former CoTrain Apprentice Matt
  • Construction Apprenticeships a priority for skills investment in Berkshire 
  • Recruitment and new CoTrain starters
  • CoTrain sponsors the Apprenticeship Initiative category at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards
Multiple wins for CoTrain apprentices in last month!

We had some fantastic nominations submitted in April for the Apprentice of the Month, so decided to award three apprentices this time round! Joe Morgan, Apprentice Groundworker won the Apprentice of the Month Award, Ben Hatch - Trainee Site Manager and Josh Burns - Apprentice Estimator, both received the Highly Commended Award. All three had shown initiative, albeit from three different areas, namely Health and Safety, Operational and Commercial. Read the whole article here.

Excellent progress for former CoTrain C&J Apprentice Matt
Matt Shepherd first joined CoTrain in early 2014 as an NVQ Level 2 Carpentry & Joinery (C&J) apprentice and one of our first apprentices. He progressed to an NVQ Level 3 apprenticeship, still in C&J, and then started to gain experience as a trainee site manager. Read more...
Construction Apprenticeships a priority for skills investment in Berkshire
 The Berkshire Local Economic Partnership released their "2018 Berkshire Skills Priority Statement" at the recent Berkshire Skills Summit conference. This statement highlighted the importance of the construction sector to the continued development of Berkshire. 
  • Site Technician - Reading
  • Site Technician - Staines
  • Site Technician x 2 - Abingdon
  • Site Technician - Southampton
  • Site Technician - Woking x 3
  • QS Woking x 1
  • Site Technician - Alfold 
  • Site Technician - Tilford
  • Site Technician - Windsor
  • Groundworker - Farncombe
 See our vacancies page for more info
New starts
  • Josh Alesiani, Site Technician with ISG PLC, Winchester – started in April
  • Che Agrella Q.S. with Carlton Civil Engineering Southampton, started in April
  • Oliver Southam, Site Tech with BAM Aylesbury starts late may
  • Rebecca Ford, Site Tech with Mace Didcot/Harwell starts late may

Do you know an apprentice that has gone the extra mile? Shown resourcefulness, initiative or outstanding work? We are now taking submissions for the CoTrain Apprentice of the Month Award for May 2018. If you would like to nominate an apprentice you can enter their details here and tell us why you think they deserve to be the CoTrain Apprentice of the Month.

CoTrain are sponsoring the Apprentice Initiative Category at the Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards 2018. This award category aims to showcase organisations committed to creating a flourishing climate for high-quality apprenticeship programmes in the built environment sector. Winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 28th June 2018.


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