Bouygues UK is joining Whitehead Building Services to support new apprentices in Carmarthenshire
The Cyfle Building Skills Shared Apprentice Scheme allows apprentices to complete a full apprenticeship programme by working with different local employers to gain the skills required to become qualified.
The new M&E apprentices will work for the supply chain within Carmarthenshire, including the Pentre Awel project in Llanelli.
Shared apprenticeship schemes help employers who want to support the development of skills while working on regional contracts but are unable to offer a full-term apprenticeship.
The partnership allows Cyfle to increase its recruitment of apprenticeships in the M&E trade and will boost training and skills in the Carmarthenshire region.
Peter Sharpe, Bouygues UK’s Pentre Awel project director, said: “Local people are at the heart of this project in Pentre Awel. Bouygues UK is already working with many local sub-contractors at the Pentre Awel site, as part of its commitment to provide employment, training and skills opportunities to local people and underrepresented groups.
“This partnership with Whitehead Building Services and Cyfle means we can recruit even more local people and allows apprentices to learn a host of new construction skills. As well as M&E, there are other trade apprentices who will be able to learn new skills, not just at Pentre Awel, but at other projects within the region.”
Hywel Morton, Whitehead Building Services project director, added: “We are delighted to be a part of this landmark project, working with Bouygues UK. We are a private, family-owned business and apprenticeships have been at the heart of our success for over 45 years.
“By supporting apprenticeships through the Cyfle shared apprenticeship scheme we can ensure maximum opportunities for the local communities, not only during the construction phase of Pentre Awel, but long after we have completed.”