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Do you know the 2008 Apprentice of the Year?

ConstructionSkills is helping step up the search to find the Federation of Master Builders Apprentice of the Year by sponsoring the Award, which will be held in London on 13 November.

In January this year, Government announced its plan to increase the number of apprenticeships across all sectors in England to 400,000 by 2020. ConstructionSkills manages more construction apprentices than any other provider and has 40 years experience in the business. It provides grant support to registered employers of up to £11,750 over the course of a three-year apprenticeship and has a dedicated team to help advise employers and apprentices throughout the training period.

Sir Michael Latham, Chairman of ConstructionSkills commented: “ConstructionSkills works closely with the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and we are proud to support them in recognising the excellence of apprentices within the sector. Apprenticeships are crucial to our industry. Last year, we saw 77% of our apprentices complete their apprenticeship, which is more than any other apprenticeship scheme. We are delighted to be able to reward the excellence of our apprentices by supporting this award”.

If you have an apprentice that you would like to nominate for the Apprentice of the Year Award at the FMB 2008 Awards, visit www.fmb.org.uk and submit an application via Master Builders of the Year Awards 2008. Closing date for applicants is 31 July 2008.

The winner of the award will receive a luxury break for 2 and have their organisation’s profile featured in Master Builder magazine, which is likely to have a positive effect on their organisation’s business as experienced by previous FMB award winners.

To learn more information about taking on a ConstructionSkills apprenticeship or the support available to you please visit http://www.cskills.org/apprenticeships

To keep up to date with all the latest news on what ConstructionSkills is doing and find out more about how your company can get involved in helping secure the future of the UK construction industry register for the Skills Update

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