SCS Manufacturing and Training, part of the SCS Group, has opened a new training facility at Trafford Park, Manchester, to enhance its partnership with Salford City College to deliver Level 2 Diploma and NVQ in Dry Lining.

This innovative partnering of Education with Industry has been designed to offer the young people around the Manchester area an opportunity to secure an employed apprenticeship with SCS Group, successfully achieve their level 2 NVQ in Dry Lining, and learn new skills. It also provides the scope for each candidate to develop and progress a continuing career within this industry.

As SCS and Salford City College can now see the successful completion in sight for their first group of apprentices, a further 10 apprentices started last month and discussions are under way for up to a further 20 apprentices.

During training, the SCS  apprentices are placed on major projects around Manchester as part of the NVQ on-site learning and  observation process. Each apprentice is allocated a mentor who takes full responsibility for their wellbeing, health, safety and learning on a daily basis, with spot visits by the training team.

The initiative is supported by City & Guilds and the European Social Fund, together with Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce.

Find out more from Kirsty Selwood, customer service manager, SCS Training: