Working in the construction industry is all about planning for the future. LGH play an integral role in creating new buildings, new road and rail infrastructure and many other future-focused projects. This keeps our eyes firmly fixed on where our industry is heading, and in particular, the skills we are going to need as a business going forward.

That’s why LGH is proud to be a employer of apprentices across the globe. Apprenticeships offer unrivalled opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to learn key skills, while at the same time ensuring that LGH has the skilled workforce it needs to match our ambitious expansion plans.

Millions of apprentices

Our industry is strong on apprenticeships, with engineering the third most popular apprenticeship, with 59,000 of the 375,000 starts, and construction, planning and the built environment the fifth most popular with 23,000 starts, totalling around 22% of all new apprentices in 2017/18.

Earn while you learn

Apprenticeships offer a real alternative to formal higher education, such as university, and they have many advantages over traditional learning. There is a well-known skills shortage in our industry and LGH understands the benefits of training new apprentices to the highest standards alongside our highly experienced, expert staff. LGH’s mission statement is to continuously invest in our people, our equipment and our IT systems which is why we are actively recruiting apprenticeships across sales, office administration, IT and accounts to ensure they gain the necessary skills to be successful and kick start their career with the lifting experts.

Planning for the future

These may seem like uncertain times, but whatever happens with the December election and subsequent Brexit negotiations, all the major parties have significant infrastructure plans in their manifestos, including new hospitals, new road and rail projects and new infrastructure. At LGH, we are determined to be ready to play our part in these plans with a highly trained, skilled and experienced workforce to back our state-of-the-art lifting technology. Our apprentices, past, present and future are an integral part of these plans, as we take on and train the next generation of lifting engineers and technicians to both match, and build on, our existing high standards.

Sources: Department for Education Apprenticeship and Levy Statistics 2019

House of Commons Briefing Paper 06113 – Apprenticeship Statistics: England