The shortage of skilled tradespeople in the construction industry is at an all-time high and the recent pandemic has forced the industry to put many apprenticeships on hold. C G Fry and Son have now taken on seven new apprentices to strengthen the future of its skilled delivery team.
During their apprenticeships, they will be working with experienced staff and gain qualifications by undertaking practical and academic learning. They are working across the CG Fry & Son contracting and development teams in the Southwest, where they will get the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects in Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire Devon and Cornwall.
Philip Fry, Managing Director of CG Fry & Son commented, “We are concerned of the skills shortages in the trades and are currently working with leading industry training providers to invest in the next generation. There is no doubt that motivated apprentices provide a great opportunity to create the best team members for the future. We are also appreciative of our partnered subcontractors on site who are actively supporting our apprentices in their training programme.”
The apprentices are studying courses in Bricklaying and Carpentry/Joinery at Weymouth, Bridgwater & Taunton and Truro & Penwith College.
In conjunction with the CITB, C G Fry and Son regularly supports local education providers at primary and secondary schools to promote careers in the industry.
Tracy Isbell, HR Manager said. “We are pleased to support many careers events across our region and if we can leave a school or college having inspired just one student to become an apprentice or trainee, we have helped the future of our industry."