The College is also working with the volumetric modular housing manufacturer to create a unique apprenticeship scheme specifically designed to meet the needs of the innovative, high-tech facility in Northfleet.
Berkeley Modular has committed to recruit ten apprentices per year in a unique programme that will enable the successful candidates to gain experience at the cutting edge of volumetric modular manufacturing. They will have the opportunity to become part of an exciting new development in the residential housing sector.
Combining engineering and construction skills, the initiative will help to develop Berkeley Modular's workforce of the future.
The partnership will link other training initiatives undertaken at the College to the apprenticeship scheme, so that Berkeley Modular has access and influence on the skills that apprentices develop to meet the business' requirements.
The course will incorporate a clear pathway for young, local people to find out more about Berkeley as an employer; with a bespoke work placement programme. The programme is designed to ensure that those on the course understand more about the sector and the business before committing themselves fully to an apprenticeship programme.
Apprenticeship recruitment will commence in April 2019 with our first cohort starting work in September 2019.