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The Sheffield College Supports Tarmac’s Apprenticeship Ambitions

Updated: 17/10/2017

The Sheffield College is backing a new partnership between the Collab Group of Colleges and Tarmac to develop and deliver an apprenticeship skills programme.

The Sheffield College Supports Tarmac’s Apprenticeship Ambitions

Pictured: Andrew Hartley, Commercial Director, The Sheffield College

The partnership will see the Collab Group – which includes The Sheffield College - supporting Tarmac’s apprenticeship training needs across multiple service areas.

This includes housing, civil engineering, aggregates, logistics, aviation, water, energy, rail, commercial, education, defence, ports and utilities.

Tarmac, the UK’s leading construction materials and manufacturing business, and its 7,200 employees, have been at the forefront of many notable infrastructure projects, garnering a reputation as a leader within the construction industry.

Andrew Hartley, Commercial Director, The Sheffield College, said: “The apprenticeship levy provides large employers with an opportunity to invest in their future, and mould new talent to their skills needs. We are pleased to work with Tarmac on leading the way for apprenticeship provision within that sector.”

Collab Group colleges are expert at delivering high-quality training and apprenticeships that equip learners with the skills they need to succeed. The partnership will leverage Collab Group’s unique national delivery network to provide an apprenticeship programme that is flexible and responsive to Tarmac’s long-term skills needs and that aims to set the benchmark for the wider construction industry. Visit http://www.collabgroup.co.uk/.

Ian Pretty, Chief Executive, Collab Group, said: “Collab Group is delighted to announce this partnership with Tarmac. We look forward to collaborating to identify and deliver solutions to their complex workforce needs. We are confident that by working in partnership, our colleges will provide Tarmac with a sustainable pipeline of highly skilled talent that will add considerable value to their business.”

He added: “Tarmac recognises the vital role that apprenticeships can play in creating a truly modern workforce. This is where Collab Group colleges are uniquely able to deliver an apprenticeship programme that has national reach, provides flexibility and has strong quality assurance. This is a great opportunity for our colleges and we look forward to working with Tarmac to deliver the skilled workforce that they need.”

Tarmac has a strong commitment to fostering the next generation of talent, encapsulated best in their membership of the 5% Club, an initiative designed to increase the number of young people in the workforce. Tarmac’s commitment to recruiting and developing talented people through apprenticeships makes a partnership with the Collab Group a natural fit. Visit https://www.tarmac.com/.

Peter Kay, Head of Learning and Development, Tarmac, said: “We are passionate about careers in construction and manufacturing, and believe that apprenticeships play a vital role in bringing new, talented people at all stages of their career into this exciting sector. We’re very pleased to be working with Collab Group to share the varied career opportunities that Tarmac offers with a range of leading colleges across the UK.”

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