INFRA Skills, a leading training and assessment provider, is thrilled to announce its outstanding achievement at the Education Awards 2019. The company has been honored with the prestigious ‘Proactive Educational Provider of an Apprenticeship Programme’ award, recognizing their commitment to developing the next generation of industry leaders. This article explores INFRA Skills’ award-winning apprenticeship programme and its significant impact on the infrastructure sector.
Celebrating Excellence in Education
The Education Awards 2019 brought together notable figures from the education industry, including Andy Street, the Mayor of the West Midlands, and renowned TV presenter Suzanne Virdee. INFRA Skills was commended for its remarkable contributions to the field. The award ceremony highlighted the outstanding dedication and success of INFRA Skills in providing essential skills for the infrastructure sector.
Transforming the Infrastructure Sector with Apprenticeships
INFRA Skills has spearheaded a groundbreaking apprenticeship programme, which addresses critical challenges faced by the infrastructure industry. Recognizing the need for skilled professionals, INFRA Skills became the first company in the UK to deliver the Level 3 Rail Apprenticeship Standard. This innovative programme focuses on scientific, technical, engineering, mathematical, and design skillsets.
A Comprehensive Apprenticeship Experience
The INFRA Skills apprenticeship programme covers a wide range of disciplines within the infrastructure sector, including Track, OLE, Signalling, and Traction Rolling Stock. In addition to practical on-the-job learning, apprentices gain invaluable track experience at the company’s dedicated training facility based at the Seven Valley Railway. Moreover, INFRA Skills partners with the Armed Forces to enhance apprentices’ lateral thinking, team-building, and communication skills through the ‘Exercise Industry Challenge.’
Creating Opportunities and Reducing Barriers
INFRA Skills has a long-standing history of improving working conditions and reducing the skills gap in collaboration with local agencies, colleges, charities, and government departments. Their ‘Journey into Rail’ programmes aim to assist individuals with disabilities and those facing employment challenges by eliminating barriers to work. This fully-funded programme combines various learning techniques, providing practical experience and guaranteeing interviews upon completion.
A Lasting Legacy for the Infrastructure Sector
Winning the ‘Proactive Educational Provider of an Apprenticeship Programme’ award has further strengthened INFRA Skills’ commitment to the infrastructure industry. The company’s dedication to delivering high-quality training, fostering partnerships, and transforming lives has been recognized and celebrated. INFRA Skills continues to make a significant impact in bridging the skills gap and creating a sustainable workforce for the future.