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Johanna was introduced to Briggs & Forrester Living through a local Work Placement Scheme. She had been trying for some time to get a placement to gain experience in improving her trade skills. Living were able to offer Johanna two weeks work experience on one of their most prestigious projects, One Blackfriars in London, which gave her the opportunity to gain some valuable experience.
Kelly began with Briggs & Forrester Special Projects 5 years ago as a purchasing administrator. After working in the position for two years, Kelly was offered a technical apprenticeship.
“As a purchasing administrator I would be inputting codes day to day and wondering how the parts that I was ordering worked within a building. As part of my training I was offered a 3 day placement at BSS and this is where my interests peaked and I knew that I wanted to pursue a career within the construction industry.”
Sam Harrison began his apprenticeship with Briggs & Forrester Low Energy Consultancy (LEC) in 2014. He discovered LEC through a local careers office.
“I was keen to receive paid practical on-the-job training in combination with classroom-based study which has allowed me to acquire new skills whilst being rewarded financially.”
He always had a strong interest in construction, which was influenced by programs such as Grand Designs.
Nathan is a third year trainee Project Manager and is currently working towards his HNC.
Nathan decided to pursue an apprenticeship after leaving school. “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, and I have always had an interest in construction so I decided to look into the apprenticeship options available to me.”
“I was recommended the Briggs & Forrester Apprenticeship and decided to apply. Briggs & Forrester have given me the opportunity to work within different departments, and I discovered that project management is for me.”
Curtis Castledine, Intermediate Design Engineer, began his career in Construction four years ago through the Briggs & Forrester Technical Apprenticeship programme, and qualified at the end of 2017.
Curtis said, “I’d always enjoyed and been interested in maths, physics and design technology. However apprenticeships were not something that was highlighted to me at school; students were encouraged to go to university. The opportunity to be able to learn a trade whilst earning a living really appealed to me.
Congratulations to the Low Energy Consultancy (LEC) team who were commended in both The Regional Energy Consultant of the Year and Energy Efficiency Champion categories at the South East Energy Efficiency Awards 2018 last night.
These awards recognise exceptional individuals or companies who advise business or homeowners about energy efficiency savings and promote energy efficiency within their region.
Low Energy Consultancy (LEC) have been shortlisted for two categories at the South East Energy Efficiency Awards 2018!
The Regional Energy Consultant of the Year and Energy Efficiency Champion categories recognise exceptional individuals or companies who advise business or homeowners about energy efficiency savings and promote energy efficiency within their region.
2017 was another positive year for the Briggs and Forrester Group’s health and safety record. Even with increases in project turnover, number of man hours worked and number of workers, the company has seen a year on year reduction in accidents and lost time injuries.
The Briggs & Forrester Group, and its workforce, completed in excess of 8 million man hours and achieved a 5% reduction in accidents across the group compared to 2016.
The Briggs and Forrester Group is anticipating significant growth during 2018 which will see the Groups revenues jump 24% to £225m whilst expanding its specialist operations across the UK.
“The Group has celebrated another successful year with a pre-tax profit of £5.7m (3.1%) on revenues of £182m generating a strong year-end balance sheet position and a cash balance of £32.5m. The Group was fortunate not to suffer significantly from Carillion’s demise and moves forward positively without any material financial impact to the business,” says Group CEO, Paul Burton.