Global building materials supplier Cemex is celebrating the growth and success of its Technical Apprenticeship Programme, based at the company’s National Technical Centre in Southam, Warwickshire.
Following the initial programme launch in May 2022, four apprentices have enrolled. The first apprentice to join the scheme has successfully completed Level 3 and is starting a new Cemex apprenticeship degree course. Cemex is delighted to welcome new starters Callum Voss who joins Alex Dale on the Cemex Degree course and Fletcher Gould who joins Level 3, along with Cameron Davies who is already 12 months into the programme.
Cemex’s Technical Apprenticeship programme is aimed at developing future talent within the department and the wider organisation. As well as plenty of hands on experience offered by Cemex’s specialist team of technical experts, the trainees also benefit from formal tuition.
The Cemex Technical Degree Apprenticeship is a four year long, Level 6 programme which enables the apprentices to undertake modules focussed on core topics such as H&S and sustainability, as well as multiple topics surrounding materials science and technology. At the end of the programme the apprentices will have achieved a degree (BSc) in Construction Materials Science & Technology.
Mike Higgins, National Technical Manager, Cemex, comments: “The Cemex Technical Degree Apprenticeship programme is a great way of encouraging people to begin a career within an exciting area of our business. Our bespoke programme is designed to enable Cemex to grow our own specialist technicians who will learn to work to a high standard, contribute to real life workplace scenarios, and embody Cemex values. We are extremely proud of our apprentices’’ achievements to date. The Technical Apprenticeship and Technical Degree Apprenticeship Programmes are an important part of our Quality & Product Technology learning and development strategy to prepare future talent and leadership of the Department.”
Alex Dale, Cemex Apprentice, who is now enrolled on the Cemex Degree Course, said: “The level 3 programme has been the best way to blend real life skills, career progression and academic studies. Cemex has given me the chance to be part of huge infrastructure projects and fascinating developments such as High Performance Concrete and 3D printed concrete, all whilst supporting my learning and development with apprenticeship partner TIRO. I have learned to become a well-rounded Laboratory Technician and been given the confidence to put my skills to use. Cemex and TIRO have helped me to achieve academic knowledge, along with the confidence to put it to use in the working world.”