Roofing Apprenticeships completed!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Roofing Apprenticeships completed!

Congratulations to newly qualified Zac Hopkins, Tyler Mason and Sam Ellis!

Congratulations to newly qualified Zac Hopkins, Tyler Mason and Sam Ellis, who have successfully completed their Specialist Applied-Skills Programme (SAP) and have gained a Level 2 QCF NVQ Diploma in Roofing Occupations – Roof Slater and Tiler.

Peter Rowsell recognises the hard work and dedication each apprentice has put in to earning their academic qualification in roofing. “They have learnt the practical techniques and theoretical knowledge of how to use plain and interlocking tiles, natural slates and other materials to cover valleys, hips and general areas. These core areas have been supplemented by their completion of qualifications in First Aid and Health and Safety, along with other industry-specific subjects.” Each delegate has also gained over 3 years of professional technical experience on-site within this time.

Peter acknowledges that thanks has to be given to the senior staff at Rowsell for their part in Zac’s, Tyler’s and Sam’s achievement. “Without the constant mentoring and support on-site from Rowsell’s experienced workforce, the on-site learning element of the boys NVQ would not be achievable.”

This specialist roofing training has been delivered by Alan Lander of Rooftrain, who delivers the apprenticeship programme on behalf of the CITB through the South West Roofing Training Group. Alan agrees with Peter. “It’s great to see experienced people willing to nurture and hone the skills of the emerging workforce – without this commitment, so much valuable knowledge would be lost forever.”

Gaining his NVQ is especially poignant for Tyler Mason who made it to the SkillBuild finals in 2018. Unfortunately, Tyler had to withdraw from the competition due to an injured ankle. “I found college an extremely enjoyable experience being able to take time to learn the skills needed to progress myself. These skills have translated into much more efficient, and higher standards of work than I was producing before”.

The success of all three apprentices shows Rowsell Roofing has got it right - investing in training for the emerging workforce will help sustain a level of professional expertise within the company and the roofing industry and Sam agrees, “I feel the apprenticeship has benefited me in all areas of my work. I learnt new and more practical ways of roofing, making day to day tasks easier. After completion of the apprenticeship my confidence in all areas of roofing has improved, due to the skills I’ve learnt on the course”. Zac went on to say, “I am very pleased to have completed my apprenticeship, working on site and combining the teaching from the course has improved my knowledge and practical skills massively. I have also been working very hard in a team and on my confidence, and it has been enjoyable”.

The Apprentices are proud of their achievement and recognise the positive impact it has already had on their work. Peter is looking forward to witnessing their continued progress….and has already welcomed the next apprentice by enrolling him on the September 2019 SAP in Exeter!

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An excellent job in every respect. We are both extremely pleased with the work.

Hewlett, Blandford Forum
June 2021

As always - Excellent, professional job done.

Jutting, Sherborne
May 2021

Just wanted to let you know how impressed my wife and I are with Mike and Sean. They were so good and considerate ... I found them to be most professional and rightfully proud of their work.

Hudson, Galhampton
February 2021

We would like to compliment your company on the high quality of the workmanship, and the excellence of your staff in coming together to provide us with a lovely porch canopy.

Rogers, Sherborne
January 2021

Thanks to you all for all your help. The roof looks good. Very many thanks to Neil Mason for all his work and support at our property, which was very much appreciated.

Chard, Yeovil
December 2020

May I say how hard Dave and Mark worked... They remaining cheerful, positive and polite throughout. Many thanks to you all.

Hurford, West Coker
August 2020

Overall the service was 5-star.

Hancock, Compton Dundon
August 2020

I was impressed with your workmen and the scaffolders, all of whom were very efficient. I thank you for your efforts on my behalf.

Rampling, Sherborne
July 2020

We would like to thank you for your support... Neil's visit was short and very successful and we are grateful to him for his positive and relaxed approach to our situation. Something that had increased our current anxiety levels to new heights...

Fellows, Street
May 2020

I really would like to take this opportunity to thank you, Rich and Dave together with their respective crews for carrying out a very professional contract. I'm very, very impressed and I’d recommend your company anytime. Again, many...

Atkinson, Yeovil
April 2020

The job looks really well done and your roofers worked hard to get the job done so well. The weather was against them, but they fitted the work in.

Dyer, Hardington Mandeville
February 2020

Roofers = Perfect.

Hancock, Combe St. Nicholas
December 2019

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