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31st October 2020
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Trailblazer receives industry support
September saw British Institute of KBB Installation CEO Damian Walters warn the industry to "act now to avoid a catastrophe" as he called upon the sector to unite on the subject of Apprenticeships.
Working with strategic partners at The Furniture and Interiors Education, Skills & Training Alliance (FIESTA) and specialist End Point Assessment agency Achieve + Partners, BiKBBI is supporting a Trailblazer for the review of the current Level 2 Fitted Interiors Apprenticeship - which is the industry's opportunity to ensure the apprenticeship is both continued and developed for future use.
BiKBBI confirmed that over 600 businesses had registered their support for Apprenticeships via its online registration of interest and nearly 100 volunteering to be part of the Trailblazer group itself.
"Despite challenging times for the country, it's clear that the industry has responded well to our call to action,” confirms Damian. “As well as some of the national brands, including John Lewis & Partners, B&Q, Sharpes Bedrooms and Howdens, we've seen scores of independent businesses step up and show support for apprenticeships."
BiKBBI has spent the last two years working in partnership with South Essex College and Prospects College of Advanced Technology to develop and deliver the Level 2 apprenticeship and Damian confirmed last month the organisation's plan to replicate the successes of the trial with training providers across the country.
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31st October 2020