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Duchess hammers home construction careers message

The Duchess of Northumberland used a visit to a major building project in the county to hammer home a positive message about careers within the construction industry.

During a tour of the Weavers Court development in Alnwick she urged young people to take advantage of an initiative which showcases the wide range of job opportunities in the sector.

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CISRS finds first construction industry scaffolder record scheme cardholder

Following the recent news that the CISRS scheme has breached the 50,000 cardholders mark, the first scaffolder to be issued with a CISRS card back in 1979 has been in touch – Allan Craigen, Director of NASC member company Heywood Scaffolding Services in Lancashire.

Allan, who worked for a small building company in the North West at the time, was amongst the first cohort of trainees to attend National Construction College East (Bircham Newton) under the new CISRS rules introduced at the end of the 1970s.

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Redrow launches in-house training for budding designers and engineers

Young people with a passion for design and engineering have been taken on by Redrow Homes after the housebuilder launched a new technical apprenticeship programme. 

Following a successful pilot scheme last year, Redrow has now developed a bespoke course with Coleg Cambria, based in North East Wales, which results in formal qualifications and is delivered in-house.

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CISRS standardisation programme reaches first target

The New Year has brought with it an improved, fully revised and standardised CISRS Part 1 training package – which has recently been issued to all CISRS approved training providers.

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2014 NASC Apprentice of the Year Award presented

The inaugural NASC Apprentice of the Year Award winner – Josh Kerwin of Kaefer C&D Ltd–was presented with his trophy, certificate and £500 cash prize this week by NASC Training Director, Dave Mosley and Diane Wood, award scheme judge and Specialist Account Co-ordinator for CITB (Construction Industry Training Board).

The presentation took place at the offices of his employer KAEFER C&D Ltd in Mansfield, who also received a trophy and £500 to be spent on CISRS training with an approved provider.

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