The Academy cohort results are in and EN:Able Futures apprentices are the clear winners, with the majority of them achieving distinctions across all subjects.
The high grades achieved this year not only reflect the hard work and dedication put in by each apprentice, but also the tireless collective efforts of EN:Able Futures as their employer, Leeds College of Building who provide the lecturers and training, and the fantastic host companies who offer valuable, high quality opportunities that meet the needs of the apprentices we work with.
Hannah Norton, EN:Able Futures Development Coach, said: “Our apprentices are hard-working and do us proud, and in turn we do our best for them to remove barriers to their achievements and personal development. From recruitment through to completion of year one, we have worked cohesively with tutors and host companies to support our apprentices from every angle, maintaining our apprentice-centred approach throughout everything we do. “
EN:Able Futures advanced technical apprenticeship academy benefits apprentices in a number of ways. Firstly, the units chosen as part of the qualification are designed to satisfy any future prospective employer’s entry requirements in terms of work experience and sector specific academic attainment. Those apprentices who are rotating around different hosts gain a better understanding of how roles can be applied to different disciplines and working cultures, and how a multitude of organisations work together in construction to make a larger project, such as the new development at Kirkstall Forge.
Secondly each apprentice receives high quality academic support through Leeds College of Building (graded ‘good’ by ofsted in the area of apprenticeships) for theoretical and work-based qualifications, EN:Able Futures also provide a dedicated, assigned development coach to ensure a seamless experience is maintained between their studies and working life.
Thirdly apprentices are offered a full, well-rounded support network from the beginning of their programmes through to completion, and are offered long-term and sustainable progression opportunities for the future. The Academy is further supported and underpinned by quality Information, Advice and Guidance and expert, multi-agency pastoral health and wellbeing support.
Julie Deeley, Head of Operations for EN:Able Futures, said: “The variety of roles available within The Academy means our apprentices can truly try before they buy, exploring different areas of work before making an informed decision about their long-term career plans. The diversity offered to a single apprentice could see them working across management, architecture, surveying and civil engineering to name just a few options.
“Our comprehensive, structured CPD support programme runs alongside studies and valuable work experience to ensure each and every apprentice continually develops and improves. Unlike many apprenticeship employers, we pay an additional travel allowance on-top of wages to support our apprentices and we work to celebrate their successes, whether academic or personal achievements with monthly and yearly awards and prizes.”