National Apprenticeship Week 2023

Ryan and Ruby

At Roger Bullivant, we see the importance of giving young people the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills within a safe working environment as well as gaining industry-recognised qualifications. They are an incredible asset to the company. Construction apprenticeships are a great way of building up work skills, getting valuable on-site experience and gaining knowledge of the industry first hand, setting young people up for a future in construction.

Check out our apprenticeship success stories below:

Ruby Morton – Digital Applications Apprentice

Ruby, 16, joined Roger Bullivant in October 2022 straight out of secondary school, ready to take on a new challenge and kickstart her career. During her time at school, she quickly realised that she didn’t want to continue her studies in an academic environment and would much prefer a more hands on approach in a professional environment.

Her role consists of introducing and improving different systems to create a more sustainable working environment, as well as improving their efficiency and effectiveness. So far, Ruby has been taking this in her stride completing projects independently from start to finish and presenting these to other departments. Ruby feels as though her confidence has grown since working alongside established professionals as she would not have had the confidence to lead meetings/present prior to this apprenticeship.

Working alongside her manager, Matt Proud and colleague, Chris Hibbert, Ruby has developed teamworking skills by being part of larger projects and research & development initiatives. Being part of these projects has allowed her to share new ideas and helped her progress into the career she wants to pursue.

Ruby said, “Roger Bullivant has provided great support in my current role and apprenticeship, providing me with the tools to achieve both short- and long-term goals. RB have offered me a range of learning opportunities which I have thoroughly enjoyed. I appreciate the support from the wider business and my line manager, Matt Proud, as this has aided my development and growth even further. This has made me one step closer to where I want to be in the future!”

Ryan Clemson – Apprentice National Setting Out Engineer

Ryan’s role consists of utilising site plans, technology, and precision instruments to pinpoint and mark structural features above and below ground. He uses clear markers to indicate where structures are going to be installed ensuring that workers on the site adhere to these markers.

Starting his apprenticeship in September 2021, Ryan has worked closely with his manager, Ben Gough, to develop his communication skills. He now independently leads toolbox talks and site safety sessions with direct or subcontract employees, a task he didn’t have the confidence to perform when he joined Roger Bullivant. He has also completed several courses with CITA Academy, including CAT scanning, Site Supervisor Safety Training Scheme (SSSTS), Asbestos Awareness and Manual Handling.

Like Ruby, Ryan benefits from hands on, interactive learning, as opposed to the academic route, making the apprenticeship scheme a popular choice for young aspiring professionals . He wanted to gain qualifications whilst earning a good wage!

Ryan said, “Roger Bullivant has gone above and beyond to support me through my apprenticeship journey so far. They have put me through countless courses with CITA Academy to develop my knowledge further as well as supporting me with college work. I have been lucky enough to start this journey as a National Setting Out Engineer, exposing me to gain a deeper understanding of the various ground conditions across the UK. I couldn’t thank the company enough for their support and I look forward to staying within the company long term!”

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