Supporting apprentices into the plaster trade

Date: 15 March 2016

This week is National Apprenticeship Week, five days dedicated specifically to celebrating the achievements of apprentices and the impact apprenticeships have on individuals, businesses and the wider UK economy. 

Here at British Gypsum, we’re big advocates of apprenticeships and supporting young people into the plastering and drylining trade. In fact, in 2013 we established The Thistle Partnership to give plastering and drylining students from 69 further education colleges across the UK access to a variety of learning resources, helping them to progress and develop in their careers.

How British Gypsum is supporting apprentices

We’re constantly looking for ways to develop our apprenticeship and trainee offering even further. Most recently, in light of the findings from the 2013 Stockerl Review which concluded that more regional training delivery is needed for specialised trades, we’ve partnered with four regional colleges. 

Through the Interior Systems Partnership, we’ll deliver industry recognised qualifications that aim to give pupils the core skills and industry knowledge they need to really succeed in business. As well as students having access to resources on the Learning Hub, tutors are given CPD practical sessions to ensure they are teaching the most up-to-date course content.

Dave Hall, British Gypsum Training Partnerships Director, told us: “British Gypsum is committed to helping the future generations of plasterers and dryliners into the trade. By offering high standards of training and support, we help ensure apprentices finish their courses feeling ready to take on whatever faces them next.”   

The Thistle Partnership and Learning Hub allow apprentices to engage and share tips with each other via online forums, as well as consult with technical experts from British Gypsum to ensure they have the knowledge needed to succeed. 

Are you looking for an apprentice to join your business? Check out our Training Brochure for more information. 

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British Gypsum supporting apprentices