Tarmac has announced a partnership with The Collab Group of Colleges to develop and deliver an apprenticeship skills programme that will be used set a benchmark for the wider construction industry.
Peter Kay, Tarmac’s head of learning and development, said: “We are extremely passionate about careers in construction and manufacturing, and believe that apprenticeships play a vital role in bringing new, talented people at all stages of their career into this exciting sector. We’re very pleased to be working with Collab Group to share the varied career opportunities that Tarmac offers with a range of leading colleges across the UK.”
The partnership will see Collab Group colleges support Tarmac’s apprenticeship training needs across multiple service areas, including: housing, civil engineering, aggregates, logistics, aviation, water, energy, rail, commercial, education, defence, ports and utilities.
Tarmac already has a strong commitment to building the next generation of talent. It is a member of the5% Club: an initiative to increase the number of young people in the workforce through growing the number of graduates and apprentices in business to 5% of the total workforce.
Ian Pretty, Collab Group’s CEO, said: “Collab Group is delighted to announce this partnership with Tarmac. We look forward to collaborating to identify and deliver solutions to their complex workforce needs. We are confident that by working in partnership, our colleges will provide Tarmac with a sustainable pipeline of highly skilled talent that will add considerable value to their business. This is where Collab Group colleges are uniquely able to deliver an apprenticeship programme that has national reach, provides flexibility and has strong quality assurance.”
Collab Group colleges specialise in delivering high-quality training and apprenticeships that equip learners with the skills they need to succeed, through a unique national delivery network.