We currently partner with local colleges and training providers across the country. Our partners work very closely with us and ensure that our apprenticeships serve the future needs of the business and work towards our aim to bridge the skills gap within the industry. The end result of which is the delivery of a high-quality training programme for young people.
Trainees of all types are given a clear development plan when working within idverde, this ensures that the individual remains motivated and committed and we fulfill our obligation to the trainee in respect of clarity of career path and the development they will receive. The trainee’s progress is then regularly reviewed and any issues dealt with at the review in order to avoid longer-term manifestation. This is key because it enables us to change direction should the development plan not be progressing down the route that was initially desired.
Trainees are progressed onto obtaining industry accreditations when through the regular review process, both parties are happy for the next stage of investment to begin. This inevitably increases motivation and commitment to the Company which are both proven to increase retention. This outline approach to support and development has worked successfully for us and has led to increased opportunities for young people to start apprenticeships with idverde UK each year.
We’ve also worked with environmental and community regeneration charity, Groundwork South, to form an innovative partnership approach providing real work experience for Groundwork’s apprentice Green Teams. So far, the Green Teams have been working alongside our professional team on our contract with Mendip District Council.