18th February 2016

FeRFA apprentices train at Sika

Sika hosts the resin coating module for the 15th group of apprentices at its Welwyn Garden City training facility.

As well as providing classroom facilities, Sika provided all the necessary materials for the practical sessions. The candidates gained valuable guidance and hands-on experience during the two days The apprentices in this group are: Christopher Davey & Liam King (IRL Group Ltd), Alex Bowers (John Lord & Son Ltd), Paul Ratcliffe, Anthony Rowell and Matthew Haines (Midland Industrial Flooring), Anthony O’Keeffe (Senso) and Robert Atkins (Central Flooring Services). The apprentices now have to complete their modules on Self Smoothing, Screeds and Coving and finally, Flowable Screeds. They will then continue to work with their employers, supervised on-site, to reach the necessary proficiency to be assessed for their NVQ level 2 Diplomas. The assistance FeRFA receives from its members in supporting these schemes as well as the CITB, who provide grant funding, helps to provide very cost effective training for FeRFA contractors. The FeRFA website has comprehensive information on training and grants, including the apprenticeship schemes for In Situ Resin flooring and Surface Preparation, Upskilling courses and NVQs.

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