Horbury Academy

Apprenticeship Scheme – “Horbury Academy” The Horbury Group operates a vibrant apprenticeship scheme that we call “Horbury Academy”. We are committed to developing young men and women into skilled tradespeople, technicians, professionals and managers, which will ensure the sustainability of our business in the longer term.

Size of the Scheme:
The scheme is based on an intake of around 20 trade apprentices and up to 10 technical, professional and management apprentices per annum. The overall aim is to add 250 qualified staff into the business
over the next 10 years.

Our Partner:
In 2017 Horbury formed a strategic partnership with The Sheffield College (TSC). TSC will now manage the delivery of Horbury Academy. TSC will deliver our apprentices throughout the UK by leveraging
existing links with other colleges.

Our Management:
Our scheme is managed by dedicated managers who make regular visits to sites to ensure apprentices are progressing in line with their training plans and are receiving the appropriate levels of support. Monthly appraisals are carried out which incorporate feedback for training partners. Our partnership with TSC will be controlled to ensure it meets its objectives on a quarterly basis.

The Qualification:
The ultimate aim is for apprentices to complete their training and achieve recognised qualifications. In the case of tradespeople this will be an NVQ level 2 and in the case of technical, professional and management at level 2 to 5 qualifications.

Our Success:

Since launching the Acadamy in 2014 there have been a number of successes to note:

  • In 2016 one of our drylining apprentices, Jack Syddall, was awarded the Gold Medal at the Apprentice National Skills Build Final held at the NEC in Birmingham.
  • In 2017, 6 apprentices will complete their training and secure NVQ level 2.

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