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Our Group SHEQ (Safety, Health, Environment, and Quality) Manager, Sarah Burke, enjoyed delivering a 15-minute presentation at the Apprenticeships: Be Inspired afternoon panel on 17th June. The free online panel event hosted by Opportunity Sheffield, comprised of a presentation from each of the employers, including Avonside Group and Galliford Try, […]

For a lot of housebuilders, choosing which roofing contractor they hire involves a lot of trust. It goes without saying that the roofing contractor selected to carry out roofing works will no doubt have the appropriate accreditations, roofing qualifications and a demonstrable track record for high standards. The roofing company […]

With the roofing industry facing an ever-growing skills gap, it’s always positive news when up and coming young roofers succeed and achieve. We’re proud to report that Tyler Pedrick, an apprentice at our Avonside Braintree Residential Roofing branch, was crowned Apprentice of the Year 2019 in Eastern Region Roof Training […]

As one of the largest specialist roofing contractors in Britain providing sustainable solutions all under one roof, it’s no surprise that we have a project or two we’re proud to submit for the UK Roofing Awards 2019, hosted by the NFRC. The UK Roofing Awards span a variety of roofing […]

Avonside’s Katie Offley won the Apprentice of the Year award at the Rochdale business awards 2017. She was jointly nominated by her college tutor and Avonside, due to her commitment towards her own development and career progression. Katie has completed her apprenticeship Level 3 in Business Administration with Avonside, and […]

The nominations are in! We are happy to announce that three Avonside Group apprentices have been shortlisted to receive Avonside’s Apprentice of the Year 2017 award. Each candidate is invited to Avonside’s Christmas function where they will be presented with the apprentice of the year trophy and a fantastic prize […]

Avonside Group Sales & Marketing Director, Eddie Stanton, presented Charlie Oakes with a certificate of excellence for his progress within his apprenticeship with Ploughcroft and his progress at College. Charlie is currently undertaking an apprenticeship with Ploughcroft and is a student at Leeds College of Building. Charlie has recently achieved […]

Avonside are proud to announce that Jamie Barry was recently awarded Apprentice of the Year 2016 by Avonside’s Managing Director Tony Burke. With this, comes a trophy to recognise his achievement, Jamie’s name on the official Apprentice of the Year plaque and a £250 voucher of his choice. Jamie commented: […]

Avonside Bridgend’s Will Davis has been presented with the award for ‘Apprentice of the Year’ by the ‘Wales National Roofing Training Group’. Will is working towards his level 2 NVQ Slating and Tiling qualification. Avonside continues to invest in Apprentices from the early stages of their careers to support and […]

Regular readers will be aware of my commitment to training generally, and Apprenticeships in particular. It is an issue that particularly affects the Construction Industry which has a well recognised skills shortage issue. I have in past columns reflected that proactive training strategies can form a key element of attracting […]