Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week with Bilfinger UK
This year marks the fourteenth year of National Apprenticeship Week and the theme for 2021 focuses on how apprentices and employers are working to ‘Build The Future’. Working with Bilfinger UK, we’re exploring the positive impact of apprentices on their business.
About Bilfinger UK
Bilfinger UK supports industrial services customers across the chemical & petrochemical, nuclear, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals & biopharma, power & energy and water markets enhancing the efficiency of assets, ensuring a high level of availability and reducing maintenance costs. We aim to be the trusted Engineering and services partner of choice, delivering intelligent solutions to blue chip clients in process industries across the UK.
What impact do apprentices make to your company?
With aging blue collar workforce and a shift in chosen careers paths moving towards a more academic route to become white collar worker, it is a concern to our industry that there will be shortage of skilled workers in the UK to complete our type of work. This is why apprentices are so important to future-proofing our UK workforce by filling the skills shortage gap meanwhile also providing a fresh perspective on how things can be done.
How have apprentices helped your business throughout the pandemic?
Our apprentices at our Panel Manufacturing & Design Facility in Haydock have worked throughout the pandemic in a COVID-19 safe environment to ensure our customers’ needs continue to be met and that the business keeps to its promises and deadlines as we continue to win work.
What is a benefit of employing an apprentice?
The benefit of employing an apprentice is not only giving someone a chance to learn on the job meanwhile also gaining the qualifications to further advance within the company but also from a business perspective reduces the costs/risks of recruitment by up-skilling existing staff, which in turn improves productivity, quality of services provided and boosts staff morale.
Interested in finding out more about careers at Bilfinger?
You can find Apprentice Case Studies and information about careers at Bilfinger here