New construction site management standard apprenticeship

Categories: School of Science, Engineering and Environment

A new Degree Apprenticeship in construction site management launched this September, and is already proving popular with students and industry.

There is a huge need for professionals with the correct technical skills, who have the ability to problem solve and can apply practice and theory to a given situation - the apprenticeship fosters these skills, mixing education and industrial practice.

To secure a place on the Construction Site Management Standard degree apprenticeship, students need to be in their second year of study at the University of Salford.

The Construction Site Management programme starts at level 5 over a period of 3 years. Students who are currently employed and have completed the BSC Construction Project Management level 4 or the University of Salford’s HNC are eligible to transfer across on to the level 5 DA.

Students undertake 12 modules over a period of 3 years alongside those students currently completing the BSc Construction Project Management. On completion of the BSc, the DA students will work towards the End Point Assessment to become a chartered professional in approximately 6 months.

Individuals in this profession are very needed and highly sought after with a substantial gap of workers in the industry. We are working with Lendlease Construction (Europe) Limited, Rowlinson, Constructions Ltd, Overbury Plc, and Laing O'Rourke for this apprenticeship.

Nicky Harris, lecturer in Construction Management at Salford, said: “There’s a big shift in the market at the moment, about 400,000 skilled professionals were lost in previous years due to covid, Brexit and professionals leaving due to retirement or seeking work in other industries due to the cyclical nature of the industry. The industry is in dire need of trained professional and this course should help fill that need.

“The demand within the market is greater than ever for educated professionals. The DA allows apprentice’s to be nurtured, allows them to see what they are learning, practice skills and gain techniques whilst offering an opportunity to grow and develop within their own organisation into the next generation of early career professionals.”

Open days run throughout the year, where prospective students can have a tour of the Energy House projects and hear and learn about opportunities in this field.

The degree apprenticeship runs alongside the BSc Construction Project Management degree.

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