Cormac invests over £1m in training and development

Over the last 12 months, Cormac has shown commitment to delivering value for its communities by investing over £1 million in training and development. In 2022/23, the leading civil engineering, highway, and environmental services provider delivered 1,327 weeks of training.

Cormac is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce, which is demonstrated in its early career programs and apprenticeships. Whether individuals are looking to take their first step into the world of work, advance their careers, or explore a new opportunity, Cormac offers programs that can support them on their career journey.

Cormac is currently actively recruiting for 22 apprenticeship positions across the business in the following areas: Level 2 Horticulture; Level 2 Arborist; Level 3 Civil Engineering Technician; and Level 6 Civil Engineer Degree.

The company recently unveiled a new strapline, ‘Delivering value for our communities’, reflecting Cormac’s identity and objectives, focussing on maximising benefits to people, communities, and the environment they serve.

Cormac’s Managing Director Dominic Bostock said: “We support a permanent, highly skilled, fully trained workforce with quality employment. This brings wider social value outcomes for our communities in terms of standard of living and more local people in employment.

“This approach also promotes skill development, allowing individuals the opportunity to maximise their capabilities and gain new skills through our mix of contracts. Our apprenticeship strategy helps local young people learn skills and gives them the opportunity for a career in Cornwall, rather than out of the county. We’re also working with schools, colleges, and universities to ensure that the next generation knows the opportunities on offer in this exciting industry.”

When it comes to training and development, ‘Delivering value for our communities’ includes:

  • Cormac’s role as a “career development organisation” and being recognised
    as an “employer of choice”.
  • Being a sustainable business that generates long-term social value.
  • 9.3% of employees are apprentices, graduates or on formal training
    programmes. This has increased from 4.6% in 2020/21.
    Cormac’s commitment to developing its apprentices is clearly paying off, with Arron
    Pengelly recently winning the Highways and Winter Maintenance Apprentice of the
    Year Award at the Association of Public Service Excellence (APSE) Awards in
  • The APSE local authority apprentice and trainee awards scheme is open to
    candidates from all training stages and has been running successfully for nearly two
    decades throughout the UK.

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