The Adjuvo Group | New 6-Month TTM Apprenticeship Scheme
Two years on since The Adjuvo Group launched the first, and to this day, the only temporary traffic management apprenticeship scheme available to the industry, they have seen over 150 learners complete the scheme and move onto a full time career in the Traffic Management Industry with various employers.
At present, the scheme currently has over 40 active apprentices learning their trade and building a career with 8 separate work placement providers nationwide.
The Adjuvo Group have recently launched a new 6 month duration scheme that is proving to be very popular with providers that predominately work on Urban & Rural roads. Offering a much shorter term than the standard 12 or 18 month apprenticeship it opens the scheme up to a much wider audience.
Apprentices on the new 6 month scheme are guaranteed to receive the following training during the term of their apprenticeship, which will provide them with most of the key qualifications required for working on the Urban & Rural roads side of the industry;
– Lantra TTMBC
– Lantra 12D T1/T2
– NRSWA Unit 2
– Lantra 12D T5
– Lantra 12D M1/M2
– Lantra 12D M5
– Emergency 1st Aid
– Manual Handling
As with all of the 4 pathways available on the apprenticeship scheme, each apprentice is assigned a mentor who will assist and guide them through their apprenticeship by providing on the job training and aiding their development where required. Each mentor is a fully qualified Lantra & NRSWA qualified assessor with many years’ experience performing and teaching in the Traffic Management Industry so they can ensure the very best tuition for the learners.
Feedback from work placement providers has been fantastic; we managed to speak to Matthew McGuire, Operations Manager at Headway Traffic Management in Worcestershire who had this to say;
“We first heard about The Adjuvo Group apprenticeship scheme at the West Midlands HAUC show last year, and we contacted them about it in January to see if it was a recruitment route that could help the business. On paper the new 6 month duration scheme seemed to be a perfect fit for us and we asked for an initial 4 apprentices to be supplied so we could test it out.
The Adjuvo Group took care of all the recruitment, vetting, & HR processes, which is a huge time saving itself, and allowed us to solely be involved at interview stage to help choose the 4 guys we now have here.
The 4 apprentices have been with us for almost 3 months now, and they have all progressed really well in such a short space of time. Providing they are successful on their next assessment they will have all gained their 1st Registered Traffic Management Operative qualification & be able to take on a little more responsibility, which will help us out greatly and assist with the continued growth of the business.
One of the things we’ve noticed so far is that we seem to get far better quality through the scheme compared to a lot of the temporary labour routes we’ve used historically. Whether it’s the long term job security, or the fact they are being invested in and are on a specific career path, or a combination of both, I don’t know, but whatever it is, it’s working very well for us so far.
The apprentices cost the business no more than it would usually cost for temporary staff hired in on a day to day basis, but with this scheme we not only get a worker, we get someone who in 6 months’ time knows all our company processes, has all the qualifications we need them to have without having to pay for the training, and we are able to take them on without any transfer fee being imposed… it’s excellent value for money and a win win for us!
It’s about time something like this was made available to the industry and credit to the team at The Adjuvo Group for putting it together. I’d certainly recommend it based on our experience so far.”
With the impending skills gap & labour shortage many in the Temporary Traffic Management industry are predicting, schemes such as this apprenticeship are going to greatly assist in ensuring the industry meets its obligations over the coming years and the new short duration 6 month program is a welcome addition to an already impressive range of pathways offered by the scheme.
It is proving to be of great benefit to the apprentices themselves too. With over 150 new operatives bought into the industry and trained to a very high level over the past 2 years, and 40+ undertaking their training this year it is clearly providing a valuable all round service. A lot of the people who have completed the apprenticeship were previously unemployed or bouncing from one temporary job to the next. They now have a large number of nationally recognised qualifications, plenty of experience, and the basis for a very good career going forward.
Greta Hemming, Training Centre Manager & overseer of the Apprenticeship Scheme at The Adjuvo Group spoke to us about some of the successes they’ve experienced.
“There have been some real success stories since we began providing this service to the industry, but I’d like to highlight two that really stand out to me.
It’s very much a male dominated industry, but we’ve had a number of female learners that have taken part in the scheme and done really well.
Linda Davidson completed her apprenticeship in May 2017 and was offered a full time position with Sun Traffic. Linda has continued to progress through the ranks and complete further training since she finished her apprenticeship and has recently been promoted to a depot manager role which is simply outstanding.
Another female apprentice, Noleen Thomas, completed her 12 month apprenticeship with us in July 2017 and was offered a full time position with Traffix Ltd. Noleen has also continued to progress through the ranks, completing further courses, and now supervises teams of traffic management operatives daily on one of Traffix largest contracts with Balfour Beatty, who specifically ask for Noleen by name she is that highly thought of.
It just goes to show that with the correct training and development to give you a good start, a good work ethic, and a desire to succeed, anything is possible.
It really is fantastic to see the people we have guided and trained during their apprenticeship making great strides in the industry and putting it all to good use, it makes all the hard work worthwhile. We’re obviously doing something right, the results speak for themselves.”
Judging on how it’s progressing and from the feedback, we’ve received the apprenticeship scheme certainly looks like it will continue to be a valuable recruitment & development service for the Temporary Traffic Management Industry over the coming years, where it looks like it will be very much needed too!
For further information on the scheme, or for details on how you can take advantage and become a work placement provider yourself contact Steven Archer on 0800 1577010 or by email at email@example.com