Builders merchant organisation the Builders Merchants Federation has expressed its support for the Government’s announcement of the creation of 100,000 new apprenticeship places.
More than 250 individuals in the merchant industry every year improve their skills and adding value to their employers’ business via the BMF Apprenticeship programme. But, says BMF apprenticeship manager Nina Royle, initiatives like National Apprenticeship Week really help draw employers’ and individuals’ attention to the value of structured on-the-job training,
“We find companies and employees alike are amazed that we can train people within their own workplace, help them do their jobs better, help identify individual needs and individual opportunities, and deliver a recognised qualification that’s equivalent to ‘GCSE’ or ‘A’ levels all at no cost to small employers” she says.
“It’s good news in these straitened times that employers can enjoy at least some of their tax back, as the cost of most Apprenticeships is underwritten by the taxpayer.”
BMF is the leading provider of apprenticeship training in the builders’ merchants industry, and its team of qualified assessors provide qualifications from national awarding bodies like EDI, City & Guilds and the Institute of Leadership and Management.