Training and Development
We employ a number of trade apprentices, such as carpenters and bricklayers, and we work closely with the Construction Industry Training Board. The majority of these apprentices are school leavers embarking on their first employment; we work closely with CITB Training Officers to offer apprentices the best possible start in the industry and opportunities for training and development.
The scheme has been highly successful, and many of the apprentices have become fully qualified and have been retained by the company as tradesmen.
We also regularly provide work experience placements and student summer placements that provide an opportunity for young people to gain an introduction to and experience of the construction industry.
Dawnus have also visited schools, colleges, local job and careers fairs, and established contacts with local universities in order to increase students’ knowledge and awareness of our activities and the construction industry, identify young people who have an interest in working in construction, and to provide opportunities for work experience.
Over 99% of our site employees hold CSCS/CPCS cards, and we have been awarded a Platinum Certificate of Commitment by the CITB for our performance on the scheme.