Berkeley Homes wanted a training programme that gave employees starting their first job with them vital business skills to work collaboratively with others. They wanted to offer these business skills while learning a vocational qualification at the same time. Apprenticeships for the appropriate new starters was the ideal route to take to do this.
Citrus Training has a specifically designed set of apprenticeship programmes that are tailored to the construction and built environment sectors. We understand that there is a gap in the market for these types of qualifications that can be used directly and are proven efficient and high-quality in the industry.
We have a dedicated Apprentice Division, which means that delegates can start their programmes smoothly in conjunction with their roles. Both learners and the Berkeley Homes training team receive a complete introduction to the content, meet the trainers and are included in the learner reviews. In addition, Berkeley and its learners have access to our bespoke online learning system. This allows Berkeley visibility of how their employees perform under the programme, with measurability metrics and reporting just a click away.
Berkeley Homes took three candidates onto our Level 3 Team Leader and Supervisor Standard, combined with an NVQ Level 3 in Occupational Site Supervision. On completion, they would receive a Supervisor Gold CSCS card, allowing them to work onsite and lead their teams safely and productively.
Berkeley Homes have continued to work closely with Citrus Training and have placed further apprentice site managers onto the Level 3 Team Leader and Supervisor Apprenticeship Standard, which is improving their talent and workforce.
‘Our previous positive experience with Citrus Training when organising H&S training for our staff gave me confidence in selecting them as our preferred apprenticeship provider. In all my encounters with the Citrus team, everyone has always been very professional yet friendly and efficient in providing the required information.
Thank you to all at the Citrus Apprenticeship team, especially Dani Small and James Bailey for all your help. Without your invaluable support, we wouldn’t have done it in the time that we had!’
Oakes Energy Services put Project Engineer Curtis Simpson on our Level 5 Operations and Departmental Manager Apprenticeship. We talked to him about his experience and whether he would recommend the programme to others.