Site Safe backs apprenticeship programme


Site Safe is proud to be supporting hundreds of young apprentices by offering training providers discounted health and safety courses as part of the nationwide Skills Week initiative

Skills Week, a one-week work readiness course developed by the Skills Organisation, is the first block course of a specialist trades apprenticeship and includes training on employment skills, first aid, basic trade calculations and health and safety.

Site Safe Chief Executive Alison Molloy says understanding the benefits of health and safety was essential for any apprentice.

“Site Safe is pleased to be joining others around the country who are doing their bit to improve the labour shortage, boost skills across the industry and provide young people with great career paths.

“Site Safe has been encouraging young people into the industry by offering student discounts on training for many years now, and we’re excited to be able to ramp this up by extending this opportunity to even more organisations this year.

“Completing the Site Safe Foundation Passport – Building Construction in the first block course of their apprenticeship helps these plumbing, gas fitting, drain laying, electrical, roofing and scaffolding apprentices to learn the skills they need to stay safe on site at the very earliest opportunity.”

Skills Organisation Head of Engagement, Di Lithgow, says Skills Week is designed to set the foundation for a successful apprenticeship.

“Our hands-on approach gives apprentices the knowledge to thrive in their chosen workplace. It also ensures they meet the requirements of the Trainee Limited Certificate.”

This training will be offered throughout 2018 in partnership with 16 training organisations, including WelTec, UCOL and Ara Institute of Canterbury.


For more information on student rates on Site Safe training, see the training prices page.