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Cambridge Regional College and Net Zero Buildings come together to deliver new apprenticeship

Cambridge Regional College (@CRC_College) and Net Zero Buildings (@NZBuildings) have come together to form an exciting new partnership that will open up manufacturing apprenticeship opportunities across Cambridgeshire.

CRC prides itself on being employer responsive and over the past six months the Employer Engagement team have been working closely with Net Zero Buildings to plan the delivery of a new apprenticeship scheme that will create learning and employment opportunities across the region.  

The Construction, Assembly and Installation Operative Apprenticeship, which sits under the Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) umbrella of qualifications, will be delivered to around 60 apprentices over the next 12 months. Apprentices have already started on the training programme with a second cohort starting soon.

Jane Carter, Learning & Development Manager, Net Zero Buildings said, “Cambridge Regional College has been instrumental in supporting Net Zero Buildings to implement the apprenticeship scheme, from planning the delivery of the specialist training to helping access government funding.”

Deputy Principal Michelle Dowse, at Cambridge Regional College said, “CRC is committed to working with local businesses to upskill their workforce to help them secure competitive advantage, provide employment opportunities and enhance regional prosperity. We have been delighted to work with Net Zero Buildings to build this new apprenticeship programme into our portfolio. Modern Methods of Construction is a growing area of speciality in construction and one that creates a more efficient building process.“

Net Zero Buildings is a rapidly expanding business that is committed to supporting personal development and upskilling the workforce. There is a strong focus on staff development to support the growth of the business. The introduction of the apprenticeship in October 2020 will see existing staff developing new skills to support the business as well as the appointment of new staff.  The company aims to develop and expand its training academy with CRC in 2021 which will see up to 50 apprentices training at any one time.


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