Fife home developer launches apprenticeship programmes with Fife College

Campion Homes has been describing the benefits of backing talent through apprenticeships.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 4:00 pm

The benefits to businesses have been highlighted as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week.

The theme this year is ‘Business Backing Talent’, showcasing the great things that happen when employers back talent through apprenticeships.

Dunfermline based Campion Homes is one of many local businesses backing apprenticeship programmes with Fife College.

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Lyle Brewer.

It has been working with the college for a number of years to upskill their workforce, meet skills needs and increase productivity through various apprenticeship programmes.

Donna Park, HR manager at Campion Homes, said: “Our experience of working with Fife College has been very good.

We’ve always worked closely with the college to help us provide our apprentices with the skills needed in the industry.

“Taking on apprentices for us is about helping provide a sustainable future for our sector. It’s vital we keep investing in apprentices to ensure we have highly trained tradespeople coming into the industry.”

One existing member of Campion’s workforce who was given the opportunity to progress through an apprenticeship is Lyle Brewer, 26.

Previously a labourer with the developer, Lyle was encouraged by his manager at the time to put his name forward for apprenticeship opportunities.

Lyle, from Kirkcaldy, said: “It has given me a great opportunity to get a trade behind me.”He added: “College has been a good experience and I’ve really enjoyed putting that into practice on different sites across the country.”

To find out about apprenticeship opportunities in Fife visit www.fife.ac.uk/saw21

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