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Apprentices Awarded BCSA CRAFT Certificate

Apprentices Awarded BCSA CRAFT Certificate

Four BHC Apprentices have been awarded the British Constructional Steelwork Association (BCSA) CRAFT Certificate. 

Over the past four years, the apprentices – Steven Barclay, Sam Baverstock, Mark Ewart and Connor Morrison – undertook a variety of training modules with the assistance of their coaches. The monitoring of the training and final confirmation of the module tests were validated by our in-house BCSA Registered Validators, Jimmy Cowan (Registered Welding Coordinator), Brian Edwards (Production Process Engineer) and Richie Struthers (HSQE Manager).

Apprentices Awarded BCSA CRAFT Certificate

BHC continues to invest heavily in the apprentices we employ and recently welcomed 20 new first-year apprentices into the company.

The BCSA CRAFT Apprenticeship is a key element to the company’s ongoing success and we are proud to recognise the importance of apprenticeships within the Steel Construction Industry.

BHC host an Annual Apprentice Open Day each Summer with the intent of hiring between 10-20 new apprentices.

Over the past six years, Routes to Work South have supported BHC with the funding of Health & Safety training and salary funding.

Congratulations!

Ross Henderson - Congratulations

Congratulations and all the best to Ross Henderson as he begins his new role as Fabrication Foreman within BHC.

Ross joined BHC 17 years ago as an Apprentice Plater. After becoming time served, he progressed into the role of Plater and Line Leader before successfully being appointed as a Fabrication Foreman.

Ross Henderson

International Youth Day

Celebrating International Youth Day at BHC

International Youth Day

Celebrating International Youth Day at BHC 

Today we celebrate the importance of young men and women as essential partners in change. BHC recognise the need to support and encourage young people at every step of the way to enable them to gain skills for life.

We offer the British Constructional Steelwork Association’s CRAFT scheme – an apprenticeship launched to reverse the nationwide shortage of apprentices within the steel construction industry. The apprenticeship offers a fantastic learning experience, giving young people a chance to put their skills into practice while gaining more confidence within a real working environment.

Each year BHC welcome young people from the local surrounding areas to attend our Apprentice Open Day. The 2019 open day resulted in the hiring of 20 first-year apprentices.

2019 Apprentices

1st Year Apprentices Begin at BHC

1st Year Apprentices Begin at BHC

After the success of BHC’s Annual Apprentice Open Day – held on Wednesday 12th June 2019 –  we have welcomed 20 new apprentices into the company. 

BHC offers the British Constructional Steelwork Association’s CRAFT Apprenticeship. The modular-based training programme is delivered by BHC’s own nominated BCSA Training Validators who will mentor and guide the apprentices through the 4-year apprenticeship.

Over the past six years, Routes to Work South have supported BHC with the funding of Health & Safety training and salary funding.

As part of the apprentices’ induction, they were given a tour of BHC’s largest project to date – Edinburgh St James.

BHC are excited to see the new apprentices begin their careers within the company, where they will develop skills for life benefiting our clients and the local community.

2019 Apprentices

BHC Apprentices Hard at Work

Apprentices Health and Safety Module

This week, BHC’s group of first year apprentices have been hard at work on their Health and Safety module. 

The module forms part of the BCSA (British Constructional Steelwork Associations) CRAFT Fabricator Welder Apprenticeship Scheme. The scheme will guide the apprentices through various aspects of the job including marking, cutting and assembling steel components whilst being overseen by experienced Fabricator Welders.

Currently, our apprentices are working on their Health and Safety module which includes; demonstrating good working practices to reduce exposure to hazards, how to carry out work safely and the importance of leaving the workplace in a safe and tidy condition.

BHC will be hiring a new group of apprentices this Summer and will be holding our annual Apprentice Open Day on the 12th June 2019.

Applicants wishing to attend the Apprentice Open Day must register their interest by e-mailing Nicola Young – nyoung@bhc.ltd.uk .

Apprentice Health and Safety Module

Scottish Apprenticeship Week

Scottish Apprenticeship WeekScottish Apprenticeship Week: 4th – 8th March

We’re celebrating how apprenticeships help to discover the next generation of talent. BHC encourage our apprentices every step of the way as they gain skills for life that benefit our clients and our local community.

Each year BHC hold our annual Apprentice Open Day in June with the aim of recruiting 10-15 first year apprentices.

BHC offers the British Constructional Steelwork Association’s 4 year apprenticeship program.

Highlights of 2018

Highlights of 2018

Highlights of 2018

 

 

As 2018 comes to an end, BHC look back on our success on sites across the United Kingdom. 

This past year we have been involved in projects as far south as Drake Circus Leisure Development in Plymouth, to projects located as north as the Inverurie Community Campus.

We’ve worked on projects as small as the 20 tonne Dundee RCPP for MVV environment and as large as the 15,000 tonne redevelopment of the Edinburgh St James centre.

 

We would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and look forward to seeing what 2019 brings.

Supervisor 2020

Supervisor 2020

Supervisor 2020

Congratulations to Ryan Forsyth, Stephen Ferguson and Stuart Wilson who have successfully completed their Supervisor 2020 programme. They were presented with their certificates on the 5th September at the Royal Society of Edinburgh building, George Street, Edinburgh by Tim Kelly, Project Director of the redevelopment of Edinburgh St James Centre for Laing O’Rourke.

2018 Apprentices

2018 Apprentices

2018 Apprentices

BHC would like to thank everyone that made the effort to attend our Apprenticeship Open Day in June.

Following the success of the day, we have hired 17 apprentices for our manufacturing workshop. The group included Apprentice CNC Operatives, Fabricator Welders, Industrial Spray Painters and Platers.

The apprenticeship is a modular based training course that is completed within the workplace. The modules will be used to guide the apprentices through the various aspects of the role e.g. the Fabricator Welders will gain experience in the role of marking, cutting and assembling steel components with the assistance of those who have the skills and experience to guide them.

On completion of the apprenticeship, employees will be awarded the BCSA CRAFT Apprenticeship.

Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder 2018

Tough Mudder 2018

Last weekend a team of BHC employees successfully completed Tough Mudder 2018!