Lynch paves the way with pioneering apprenticeship scheme

We're proud to announce that we've filled all the places in Lynch's inaugural apprenticeship scheme. Working in partnership with the Construction Industry Training Board at Bircham Newton, we're giving six aspiring plant operators, and plant fitters the opportunity to train with us as apprentices. The scheme will be set out over two years with time both spent at the CITB training college and real working sites.

The Lynch apprenticeship scheme is the first of its kind, and the general consensus of people working in the sector, one desperately needed by the construction industry in the UK.

Liam Moore Lynch's National Operator Manager was instrumental in setting up the scheme and recruiting candidates for this year and he is passionate about the need and the demand for construction apprenticeships. He spoke with pride when asked to explain in more detail about it.

'The scheme generated a huge amount of applications from candidates, most of whom were between 17 and 18 years of age. The selected apprentices will now share their time between our premises in Dartford, and the National Construction College in Bircham Newton. The apprenticeship lasts for two years, at the end of which the recruits will become full time, newly-qualified Lynch employees. The very first apprenticeship group started in September 2015 and have now completed 85% of their college study. The apprentices spent 14 weeks at college to give them the basics required to work out in the industry. We are pleased that all passed out through this part of the course and went on to work on live construction projects. This is the hardest part of the apprenticeship when they have to put all the skills acquired at college to use on a real site. I am personally really pleased with the performance of our year twos and look forward to what they will go on and achieve. The students will return to college to complete their NVQs after Christmas, they all currently have weekly one to one meetings with myself along with site inspections by the business and college. The first group will complete the course in November 2017'.

If you would like more information on our apprenticeship scheme please contact our National Operator Manager Liam Moore -