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 â€“ which includes dryliners â€“ 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: â€œIt 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. Thereâ€™s a growing demand for more skilled labour in the industry, so weâ€™re delighted to be able to support people to get the skills they need and take advantage of these job opportunities.â€
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 Cymoeddâ€™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:
â€¢ Finish dry lining joints
â€¢ Install dry lining partition and metal firing ceiling systems
â€¢ Install proprietary partition systems
â€¢ Install raised access flooring systems
â€¢ 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 email@example.com
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