A Rock Construction recognised for their commitment to apprenticeships

A Rock Construction Ltd have been crowned Employer of the Month for September 2017. The construction company, based in Chesterfield, specialise in design, build and property maintenance. They were recognised for their dedication and commitment to providing numerous opportunities for their apprentices.

HR and Training Project Manager, Joyce Miles said: “We really try and look after our apprentices so it’s really nice to be recognised for that and be presented with this award.”

A Rock have been working with Learning Unlimited for over five years and have continued to take on a number of new bricklaying, plumbing, and bench and site joinery apprentices at Level 2 each year. They have also progressed learners on to Level 3 to further develop their skills ready for their future career  in the industry.

Joyce said: “We encourage our apprentices to develop as many skills as possible before they leave us. As well as offering them the chance to progress, we also train apprentices in emergency first aid at work, health and safety, asbestos awareness and personal protective equipment.”

“As a construction company, we realise that we’ve got to invest in the young generation to get the skills we are going to need for the years to come. We want to upskill our staff because the industry is changing all the time; things are changing out on site, things are changing in the way we build, materials are changing and so is the equipment we use, so we’ve got to keep up with that.”