Strategies for improving construction craftspeople apprenticeship training programme: Evidence from the UK

Daniel, Emmanuel I., Oshodi, Olalekan S., Arif, Mohammed, Henjewele, Christian and Haywood, Kristian (2020) Strategies for improving construction craftspeople apprenticeship training programme: Evidence from the UK. Journal of Cleaner Production, 266. p. 122135. ISSN 1879-1786

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This study seeks to address two research questions: (i) what are the factors responsible for the non-completion of the craftspeople apprentice training programmes? and (ii) how can the non-completion of construction craftspeople apprenticeship programmes be improved? Eighteen semi-structured interviews were conducted with relevant stakeholders involved apprenticeship in the UK. The finding reveals that multiplicity of factors contribute to the non-completion of craftspeople apprenticeship. The study reveals that ’underestimation of the apprentice programme’, ’poor career guidance’ and inappropriate placement’ have not been previously mentioned in literature as factors responsible for the non-completion. Also, it was found that ‘improvements in recruitment methods’ and ‘improvements in learner's experiences during apprenticeship’ are vital strategies for improving completion rates of craftspeople apprenticeships. By understanding these strategies, the construction sector would have a better chance of attracting and training a young workforce to meet its future needs. Young workforce is vital for improving productivity and organisational sustainability in the construction sector. The research contributes to the current body of knowledge by providing an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced in craftspeople apprenticeship training and how to improve its outcome.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Apprenticeship, Craftspeople, Construction, Interview, Skill shortage
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2020 15:12
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 18:52

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