CORE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND BEHAVIOUR REQUIREMENTS
Apprentices will develop knowledge of:
Health and Safety: Understand the principles and responsibilities imposed by law and other regulations in a construction environment
Sustainability: Understand the sustainability issues in projects across economic, social and environmental aspects
Construction Technology: Understand different construction techniques and materials and the principles of design
Contracts: Understand different forms of contracts used in construction and why they are applied in different situations
Procurement: Understand the different types of procurement process and negotiation requirements
Cost control: Understand the importance of controlling costs during a construction project and the effect of changes to the project
Financial reporting: Understand the various forms of reporting on project progress
Apprentices will gain skills in the following areas:
Health and Safety: Apply health and safety issues to all activities.
Sustainability: Demonstrate application of the principles of sustainability.
Construction Technology: Assist in the implementation of the most appropriate solutions for construction projects.
Contracts: Be able to apply different types of contracts to different situations.
Procurement: Assist in the selection of and negotiation with specialist contractors for a construction project.
Cost control: Assist in the measurement and costing of construction works during a project.
Financial reporting: Assist in the preparation of financial reports, cash flow and cost forecasts for a construction project.
Administration: Assist in the collection, collation and storage of relevant data and its analysis.
Apprentices will demonstrate the following behaviours:
Commitment to Code of Ethics: Understand and apply the Code of Conduct and conduct regulations, ethics and professional standards relevant to industry's recognised professional bodies.
Continuing Professional Development: Identify own development needs and take action to meet those needs. Use own knowledge and expertise to help others when requested.
Commitment to Equality and Diversity: Understand the importance of equality and diversity and demonstrate these attributes to meet the requirements of fairness at work.
Communicate Effectively: Be able to contribute effectively to meetings and present information in a variety of ways including oral and written.
Conflict avoidance: Be able to assist in planning to avoid conflict and resolving issues that do arise
Work in Teams: Be able to work with others in a collaborative and non-confrontational way.
Demonstrate Innovation: Be able to identify areas for improvement and suggest innovative solutions.