BRE was awarded the Oaklands College Employer of the Year Award at a ceremony last Thursday (21 June) for the approach to and delivery of our recently launched apprentices scheme.
BRE introduced the first lab technician apprentice scheme in the region earlier this year, working with St Albans-based Oaklands College who provide day release training for the NVQ qualifications.
The BRE scheme was officially launched by Business Minister, Mark Prisk MP, during a visit to BRE in May. BRE is home to some of the largest structural, building performance and fire test facilities in the UK. Six apprentices who joined BRE in February are working in BRE’s major test labs, covering disciplines from fire research, acoustic performance, the efficiency of heating and cooling systems, and fire detection equipment. They continue a tradition of large scale testing that started with the creation of BRE back in 1921.
Left photo: Business Minister, Mark Prisk (centre), with Watford MP Richard Harrington (standing left) and BRE CEO Peter Bonfield (right) with five of our apprentices in the main stuctural test hall at BRE. Right photo: Tara Bishop and Rose Smith from BRE's HR Department pictured with the award and certificate
The award was received by Tara Bishop and Rose Smith from BRE’s HR department. Speaking afterwards about our success, Tara, who was responsible for the introduction of apprentices to BRE said “Our apprenticeship scheme will allow us to grow our own ‘stars of the future’ and this is vital to our continued success as a business”
Following the success of the scheme, it is likely to be extended in the coming years. For more about the opportunities available at BRE, keep an eye on our website, www.bre.co.uk/jobs
For further information, please contact Peter White at BRE E: email@example.com