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On Site was set up in 1996 to help local people to get jobs and training in construction. With so much re-development of the city going on, Bristol City Council and others wanted to make sure that as many local people as possible could get the jobs on offer.

Employers who are looking to take on an apprentice now is the time to get in contact with us so we can support your organisation in taking on apprentices in the construction trade.

We have a very high success rate and are now looking for more employers to work with us.

Darren Perkins

Apprenticeships manager

Darren Perkins

Apprenticeships manager

Currently developing a whole Council apprenticeship scheme and helping maintain On Site Bristol

Ian Moore

Team Leader

Ian Moore

Team Leader

Managing a team of 6 Training Officers, responsible for the management of the construction apprenticeships and meeting ESFA contractual obligations. Staff performance, disciplinary issues with apprentices, liaising with sub-contractors and monitoring performance, attending career events and giving presentations

Faye Johnson

Training officer

Faye Johnson

Training officer

Plan, organise and deliver IAG sessions for students helping them develop strategies for securing employment for their apprenticeship. Co-ordinate inductions for new learners, develop and organise elements of our quality management, and organise our award ceremony.

Briony Goodwin

Training Officer - Outreach

Briony Goodwin

Training Officer - Outreach

I have 2 roles, I coordinate all the outreach work for On Site Bristol. This means I liaise with all our partner organisations (i.e. schools, colleges etc.) and I attend their careers events giving information to students and

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Tracey Sperring

Training Officer

Tracey Sperring

Training Officer

I am currently a training officer for On Site Bristol. I invigilate our assessments, conduct interviews, carry out H&S site visits, assist on school assemblies and career events, monitor college attendance, Support the employer and the apprentice throughout the program,

Ami McGrath

Training Officer

Ami McGrath

Training Officer

Help apprentices to progress well on their courses, maintain communication between learners, employers & providers.

Anne Day

Training Officer

Anne Day

Training Officer

Training Officer working with young people who have secured plumbing apprenticeship, their employers and training provider to ensure timely completion of qualification.

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Katrina Payne

Training Officer

Katrina Payne

Training Officer

I manage a caseload of learners in which I mentor and coach and coordinate the on and off the training to enable them to achieve a qualification.

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  • Applications are now live

    We are now accepting applications for the On site Bristol apprenticeship program for 2019. Simply go to our apply page now, fill in your details and we will contact you to arrange a time for you to visit us. Start your journey to a constructive career! Best of luck […]

  • Thanks to the Mayor at our awards ceremony

    One of the key pledges I set when I was elected was: deliver work experience and apprenticeships for every young person. This evening, at the ‘On Site’ annual awards me and my Cabinet Member for Education & Skills, Anna Keen, will be celebrating the achievements of apprentices and employers who are helping us fulfil that pledge. Every year On Site supports over 300 apprentices, helping them into career opportunities in the construction industry. They work with over 200 employers, ranging from small local enterprises to major national housebuilders. On Site runs a schools outreach programme which promotes construction careers in over 40 local schools and colleges. Bristol is growing, and new buildings are going up all the time. Over the coming decades we need to build thousands of new homes to support the region’s growth. The work On Site is doing is therefore crucial to opening up the employment and apprenticeship opportunities for local people. Apprenticeships and construction job opportunities are hugely valuable ways to develop sustainable careers. The On Site recruitment process enables candidates to access opportunities based on their potential, not just traditional qualifications, and their success rates are fantastic with 92% achieving their qualifications and moving into sustainable careers. It is vital then that we celebrate the work of organisations like On Site and how successful they have been in helping local people to access jobs, training and opportunities jobs in construction. One thing that On Site does particularly well is open up opportunities for traditionally under-represented groups in the construction industry. Darren Perkins, Bristol City Council Apprenticeship Manager said: “At On Site Bristol we are working hard with local schools, businesses and our partners to tackle the male dominated image of construction in order to encourage more women to consider a career within the local industry. Construction is a major pillar of the UK’s economy, employing around 2.1 million people. But women make up just 11% of this industry. We are continuing to work on ideas to champion diversity and inclusion within the industry.” These awards give us the chance to take a moment to reflect on the achievements of our talented young apprentices and I’d like to congratulate all our winners and nominees. The On Site Bristol team play an important role in creating these opportunities, inspiring apprentices and nurturing their talent. This is brilliant for our local industries as many of our past winners have gone on to start their own companies and take on apprentices of their own. As a Learning City we are always looking to create more opportunities for people to learn and I’d also like to thank the many employers offering quality apprenticeships to help make Bristol a more equal place to live and work. For people who are interested On Site will be running an Open Evening on Wednesday 28th November at the Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN, between 17:00 and 19:30. If you are interested in a career in the construction industry and are leaving education after year 11, 12 or 13 you should go along. You can ring 0117 3521960 or visit www.onsitebristol.co.uk for more details. […]

Together

On Site Bristol is part of Bristol City Council but acts as a broker for students and employers to successfully complete an apprenticeship. All applicants are considered for positions within the Council trade teams as well as other opportunities with employers working in the local area.

We do it all

On Site process acts as a ‘one-stop shop’; we take care of training, funding and general support. Our success rate is 94% and is considerably higher than our local competitors.

Why

From the point of view of a school leaver, apprenticeships do have some advantages compared with the other options available.

For example, one thing that often holds back new university graduates is not having the level of work experience required to work in their chosen field – this is something that usually has to be worked for in their own time.

With an apprenticeship, though, you’re actually doing the job while you qualify.