Regional civil engineering firm shoring up its workforce for the future

A construction company is increasing investment in its future workforce with plans to take on 18 trainees in 2018.

Four new trainees have already started at Bateman Groundworks, with the company planning a recruitment drive to find 14 more to start this autumn.

Its first apprenticeship open day will be held at The Space in Norwich on May 31.

The Little Plumstead-based company, which provides civil engineering and site management services for housebuilding companies in the region, is also developing a new training programme for office-based staff, with the first apprentice to be recruited soon.

Managing director Jason Ramsey said this new programme would help to bridge the gap he feels exists between training for the firm’s on-site and office staff.

“We have a skills gap in our industry and a growing order book. We need to ensure we have enough staff with the right skills for our company looking forward,” he said.

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