Our Apprentice Groundworkers and Trainee Engineers recently visited our Nexus Park head office to understand more about what is happening in the business and build a network with colleagues and one another.

The day included various talks and meet and greet sessions from different people in our business. Rob Kendal, Managing Director and Barry Maile, Construction Director spent the morning with the apprentices, covering Tamdown’s history, who our major clients are and the sites we operate on. The session gave the group the opportunity to find out more about each other as well as asking questions and looking at recent drone footage of our sites.

The trainee’s and apprentices also met with Anthony Davis, Director of Estimating, Mark Cain, Plant and Procurement Director and Sam De Freitas, Payroll Coordinator. They discussed what the different departments do and got to know more about each person’s role.

Jon Ireland, Director of HSQE, led the afternoon session with a presentation, covering how we report on accidents, our HSQE stats, common risks for a construction worker and how we use this information to create a better safety culture. Jon also spoke about how the behaviours of construction workers can influence safe environments and how it is our priority to ensure at the end of every day, everyone goes home safely.

The day counted towards the apprentices ‘off the job’ learning which provides them with useful knowledge alongside skills gained on-the-job and counts towards their final apprenticeship grade.