Looking back and beyond as we celebrate our recent qualification successes at the Ian Williams 2020 Qualification Celebration Lunch

Final preparations for our Qualification Celebration Lunch are in full swing as we count down to our fourth annual Academy event next week. Coinciding with National Apprenticeship Week (NAW) 2020, it’s appropriate that the theme of NAW 2020 is ‘Looking Beyond’. Not only will we be looking to the future for the achievers during the day and recognising the vital contribution they continue to make to the business, we’ll also be looking back, as we celebrate our apprentices’, trainees’ and staff achievers’ hard work to achieve their qualifications.

The Qualification Celebration Lunch will be held on the 4th February at the Bristol venue We The Curious and during the day, visitors passing through the city’s Millennium Square will see streamed videos and interviews with our apprentices on the Big Screen. Of the 40 guests expected, the 15 achievers will receive individual awards from Ian Williams Directors and hear presentations from leaders of The Academy and guest speaker, the CITB’s Clare Fearnley.

Academy Officer Jo Down comments: “The Qualification Celebration Lunch is the highlight of our company calendar and we can’t wait to bring together everyone who has gained a qualification through the Ian Williams Academy, along with their managers, to celebrate their achievements. Events like this are important to show that our pledge for 10% of our total workforce to be made up of apprentices is happening and making a positive contribution to the lives of those who show dedication and hard work to succeed in the apprentice journey.

“The Academy has delivered some 3500 days of training and personal development in the last 12 months and during the year, we’ve had some real highlights. Our apprentice Zoe Evans came away from the CITB Apprenticeship Awards 2019 with three awards, winning the Regional Apprentice, Apprentice of the Year Wales, and exceptionally, Apprentice of the Year, Great Britain. Not only was this great for Zoe, it was also a fantastic endorsement of the hard work The Academy carries out every day, helping to keep our 59 trade apprentices, 30 trainee surveyors and 4 staff apprentices on track to achieve their potential.

 “Apprenticeships provide a route into the construction industry. With so many rewarding career opportunities in construction there is something out there for everyone who is prepared to gain new experiences, work hard and look beyond to their future.

If this sounds like you, keep an eye on our website as our apprenticeship vacancies go live on 9th March and trainee surveyor vacancies on 30th March 2020.



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