Y Prentis and Coleg y Cymoedd provide drylining apprenticeship opportunities

Working in partnership with Coleg y Cymoedd, Y Prentis are recruiting eight drylining apprentices who will undertake a brand-new two-year apprenticeship course from January.

The construction industry in Wales is projected to see an annual average output growth of 4.6% over the next five years. To support this growth, more than 4,000 specialist building operatives – which includes dryliners – will be needed to meet industry demand.

Y Prentis has been working closely with Coleg y Cymoedd and local contractors to deliver a new apprenticeship course that will help meet the future demand for more skilled drylining operatives. This two-year course, which begins in January, will provide people with the opportunity to gain the necessary work experience while spending one-day a week at the college studying towards a Level 2 Diploma in Interior Systems and an NVQ Level 2 in Drylining. The course will cover a range of subjects; ensuring students learn the construction skills and working knowledge they need to work as a dryliner. They will also learn about health, safety and welfare within the construction industry and gain an understanding of different construction technologies.

Darryl Williams, Programme Manager at Y Prentis, said: “It is great that we are able to expand into the drylining trade in partnership with Coleg y Cymoedd and local contractors to deliver these apprenticeships. There’s a growing demand for more skilled labour in the industry, so we’re delighted to be able to support people to get the skills they need and take advantage of these job opportunities.”

Apprenticeships will be carried out across the South-East Wales region with contractors such as ISG, Manorcraft and Richard Kemble Ceilings.

About the course
This course is a two-year apprenticeship course which will start on Friday 25 January 2019. Students will spend four days on site and one day a week at Coleg y Cymoedd’s Ystrad Mynach campus studying towards a Level 2 Diploma in Interior Systems and an NVQ Level 2 in Drylining. The course will cover a range of subjects, including:
• Finish dry lining joints
• Install dry lining partition and metal firing ceiling systems
• Install proprietary partition systems
• Install raised access flooring systems
• Install suspended ceiling systems

If you are interested in enrolling on the course, and would like to secure an apprenticeship with Y Prentis, please complete an application form on our website. www.yprentis.co.uk/students-colleges

For further information please call the Y Prentis team on 0800 9753 147 or email enquiries@yprentis.co.uk

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