We are committed to providing the resources and environments, for learning and creativity, to assist everyone to achieve the highest standards of performance, and to inspire innovation, across all our offices, yards and projects.
As a Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Chartered Building Company, with a strong CIOB Training Partnership across the Group, we know our people have a deep understanding of their discipline and a good knowledge of their related fields. Our commitment to investing in training and education has been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Personnel development (CIPD) with an award for our learning and development programme.
We endeavour to create a legacy for local communities by creating career opportunities, including access to training and up-skilling qualifications, that help local people become more employable and skilled as a result of engaging with our project.
The Construction Plant Competence Scheme (CPCS) is a nationally recognised card scheme, acknowledged by industry, for those involved in plant operations. In 2014, Byrne Group’s training centre, in Mitcham, became an accredited CPCS training centre, meaning we are able to deliver our own training for specific plant categories.
Byrne Bros. was part of the consortium that designed the 10 New Higher Apprenticeships standards with the support of the Chartered Institute of Building, Institution of Civil Engineers, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.
These apprenticeships allow individuals to complete a degree with a professional qualification whilst working and getting paid. The new Trailblazer higher level and degree level apprenticeships will be in the following five disciplines.
Level 6 standards as follows:
Building Services Engineering Site Management
Civil Engineering Site Management
Construction Design Management
Construction Quantity Surveyor
Byrne Bros. is working with major contractors and professional bodies to develop a plan to convert existing apprenticeship frameworks and to develop new standards as requested by employers. This is a result of the government’s reforms which require employer groups to develop new apprenticeship standards and assessment plans. The process involves creating / submitting new standards, assessment plans and funding schedules to Government, Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Business Innovation and Skills Department (BIS).
As a leading concrete frame contractor, Byrne Bros. took the initiative and put together a development group that consists of 10 employers, the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and CONSTRUCT, the concrete structure trade association to focus on the development of a New Formworking Apprenticeship Trailblazer Standard. This development is at an early stage and is expected to be introduced in 2018.
Byrne Bros. is part of a CITB consortium which secured funding through the Employer Ownership of Skills (EOS) Round 2 bid. EOS is a government funded scheme that enables employers to propose upskilling solutions that will benefit the industry.
By the end of September 2016, we will have trained more than 150 Byrne Bros. employees through the EOS scheme.