Howard Civil Engineering were thrilled to be invited to speak on our dedication to our apprentices at Efficiency North’s ‘Nurturing the Next Generation of Talent’ seminar in Sheffield this week.
Sharing the stage with representatives from EN:Able Futures, The Institute of Civil Engineers and Generation 4 Change, the discussion focussed on the importance of plugging the skills shortage in the construction industry by creating more opportunities to budding apprentices in the Yorkshire and Humberside region.
Commenting on Howard Civil Engineering’s focus on increasing our talent pool of apprentices, Commercial Director John Cartwright emphasised that ‘putting energy into the next generation underpins our business plan’.
Having already supported ten EN:Able apprentices in over the past five years, our growth plan moving forward highlights a commitment to developing our own apprenticeship programme and further engaging with EN:Able Futures to enhance and expand our candidate resources. We pride ourselves in taking a long-term approach towards new appointments and aim to offer our apprentices permanent positions.
It is our aim to welcome at least 5 additional apprentices with roles in site engineering and operation this year, whilst continuing to support our existing apprentices in their endeavours to achieve higher apprenticeship levels.
With internal appointments constituting 80% of our Senior Management Team, Howard Civil Engineering have demonstrated a continued commitment to developing our talent pool and we look forward to maintaining our partnership with EN:Able in future.