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Higher apprenticeships launched in Wales

9 November 2018

The University of Wales Trinity Saint David has announced two new higher apprenticeship programmes in construction management and quantity surveying.

With Wales set to lead UK construction growth, with over 12,000 new construction roles forecast to be created in the nation over next five years, the two new higher apprenticeships have been developed to meet this demand.

The University is working directly with industry partners and in collaboration with the CIOB, the Construction Wales Innovation Centre (CWIC) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to deliver these programmes at the Faculty of Architecture, Computing and Engineering from next month.

The construction industry has been fundamental in the creation of the new apprenticeships.

Gareth John, chair of CIOB in Wales Cardiff Hub said: “We believe that the skills shortages we face as an industry can best be addressed through collaborative working by the key construction industry stakeholders here in Wales.

“Through a collaborative approach with UWTSD, CITB, CWIC and employers, we have been able to identify both the current skills needed, and also the future skills needed for this fast moving and ever-changing industry.”

The development of these two new higher apprenticeships will provide much needed and appropriate good quality training and development opportunities that meet the requirements set by industry employers for their present and future employees.

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