Langley Wins Constructing Excellence Award

This year Langley attended SECBE's Virtual CE Awards for the 'Apprenticeship Initiative' submission after being shortlisted to be part of the head to head element, encompassing two companies for each category. 

The CE Awards are not to set out to celebrate great projects, but to recognise the 'value' they add to the quality of life and to businesses. 

Mark Dunn; Head of Training, Matt Wilde; Training Manager and Jack Hardistry, an Apprentice on the Trailblazer, joined the CE Awards panel and presented information on the Government's Trailblazer apprenticeship. This is where operatives, on completion, gain a formal qualification of Waterproof Membranes Installer and an NVQ Level 2. The presentation lasted 20 minutes with a quickfire question round at the end asked by the panel to the presenters. 

The presentation detailed, who, why, what and how and below are some of the summarised highlights from the presentation by the Langley Training Team on the initiative.

  • As a well-established waterproofing and roofing service supplier, it was our intention to showcase the delivery of the apprenticeship in support of bridging the skills gap, not only in the roofing sector but the greater construction industry. Langley choice to invest in their training department, which initially supported internal and Approved Contractor training, and has now opened it up nationally to all.
  • Over recent years, training has been made difficult with the closure of a number of roofing training facilities in key areas such as London and Birmingham. Langley has utilised the Government's Trailblazer initiative to deliver classroom sessions in London, where commutability is feasible nationally. On-site assessment is then carried out on projects managed by the apprentice's employer, this allows for minimal disruption for the operative as well as the employer.
  • Langley is the only flat roofing supplier to deliver and assess this apprenticeship, offering collaborative roofing experience of over 65 years, allowing operatives to learn from those who had once been in their position. The flat roofing apprenticeship has been designed with a focus on developing the skills that the roofing industry requires and ensuring that those completing the course have a strong foundation for a career in the roofing sector.

Mark and Matt went on to detail information on what the Trailblazer consists of including duration, what it covers and criterion, then the presentation finalised with Jack summarising his experience as far, 6 months on. 

Mark completed a 1-minute elevator pitch summarising the importance of the apprenticeship and how Langley continues to support the industry in which it resides. 

Below you can watch the coverage on when we found out we had won the 'Apprenticeship Initiative' category, which also includes Mark's elevator pitch: 

If you are interested in the Trailblazer apprenticeship and/or to see the wide range of construction courses Langley deliver and assess, visit our training page

If you have any questions, please contact the Training Team on tr[email protected] 


Further Information

Find out more about our roofing services by calling us on 01327 704778 or emailing us at [email protected]

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