The first apprentices to join the FeRFA scheme in Scotland have been awarded their SVQ2 In Situ Flooring – Resin following two years of training both on and off-site.
The scheme was set up to meet the training needs of our Scottish members, and thanks to the commitment of contractor members Industrial Floor Treatments of East Kilbride and Veitchi Industrial Flooring in Rutherglen, seven candidates were registered on the scheme.
As a pilot scheme, it posed many challenges in terms of logistics and the delivery of the practical training sessions. Having no bespoke training facilities in Scotland, we were able to use the premises, plant and equipment of both Industrial Floor Treatments and Veitchi to run the courses, and thanks to FeRFA manufacturers, resin flooring and screeding materials were freely supplied and delivered to the training venues.
Our congratulations go to Kieran Docherty, John McIntosh, Gordon Monteith and Graeme Stewart from Industrial Floor Treatments and Kieron Taney, Robert Wilson and Stewart Reid from Veitchi Ltd on the achievement of their SVQ Level 2 Insitu Resin Flooring, and we look forward to formally presenting them with their awards at the FeRFA Awards Dinner on 15th November 2013 at The Belfry, together with the other FeRFA apprentices who have graduated this year.
FeRFA’s apprenticeship scheme is delivered with the assistance of the CITB who support employers with grants to cover the cost of training.
FeRFA will be launching their next scheme – the twelfth – in England on 8 and 9 October. More details on this and other training matters can be found on www.ferfa.org.uk/training.php