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Strategies for improving construction craftspeople apprenticeship training programme: Evidence from the UK
journal contributionposted on 2023-08-30, 17:20 authored by Emmanuel I. Daniel, Olalekan S. Oshodi, Mohammed Arif, Christian Henjewele, Kristian Haywood
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.
Publication titleJournal of Cleaner Production
- Accepted version