Building on the success of previous years HE Simm welcomed its 2016 intake of apprentices to embark on their career within the construction industry. HE Simm is a proud member of the 5% Club and has a long history with apprenticeships. The newest intake will see 13 young people start their careers in four different disciplines; Building Services Engineering, Electrical Technology, Heating & Ventilation and Plumbing across the country, including London. In addition to these HE Simm have recognised the need to diversify by employing two Quantity Surveying apprentices who will undertake a five year course incorporating a part time degree at Liverpool John Moores University.
Working in close partnership with Salford City College and The City of Liverpool College the programme combines first class academic teaching with the onsite practical experience, in conjunction with our mentoring programme and on site assessments ensuring that the apprentices receive the best possible start to their careers. HE Simm has a strong relationship with both colleges, and works in partnership to provide a platform for the apprentices to not only launch their careers but understand the direction that they wish to go in. This approach not only helps them to understand their potential career paths but enables HE Simm to identify the talent of tomorrow to ultimately help facilitate the company’s growth.
Welcomed to the business by Gareth Simm, Managing Director of HE Simm, the group of new apprentices enjoyed hearing about the business and talking to second year apprentices who provided an insight into what to expect during their first year.
Gareth Simm stated “The value of apprentices cannot be underestimated to a business, they provide great benefits ensuring we are identifying and bringing in the skills we need. By offering young people the best possible platform to start the careers in construction begins to address the industry’s skills shortage. We are highly committed to developing our workforce through apprenticeships, creating opportunities for young people and adults to gain qualifications in a real working environment. Our apprentices gain an understanding of their chosen speciality along with an overall view of our business working closely with their individually assigned mentors. In the longer term developing and training our apprentices in this way makes excellent business sense and is a fantastic way of identifying and bringing in new talent and gifting them with the right skills to future proof our business and the industry. I am looking forward to seeing their progression and further developing our excellent relationship with the colleges, whose support and enthusiasm is key to the ongoing success of our apprenticeship scheme”.