News / 20.09.2022
NASC Training Officer Henry Annafi was joined by NASC member Swale Scaffolding for both days of the recent National Apprenticeship Show at the Event Centre in Harrogate, Yorkshire.
NASC Training Officer Henry Annafi was joined by NASC member Swale Scaffolding for both days of the recent National Apprenticeship Show at the Event Centre in Harrogate, Yorkshire – to promote scaffolding careers to young people.
NASC member NETA also provided support on the second day of the event – which was visited by 600+ of students from Yorkshire, Humberside and the surrounding regions.
The NASC stand featured a free-standing scaffold by Swale Scaffolding – complete with some basic tools of the job, for a hands on experience – which proved be one of the most popular activities at the event.
NASC staff used the event to launch a new ‘VR immersive scaffolding experience’ using Oculus headsets – which the students, teachers, and even some fellow exhibitors loved, walking through 3D scaffold structures.
NASC Training Officer, Henry Annafi said: “This event was a resounding success and if anything, we didn’t capture as much of the student data as we could have because we were so busy responding to the multiple enquiries we had. Thanks to members Swale and NETA, a new generation of students has been enthused about our industry and I’m confident that we will have some new recruits into the sector as a result expressed surprise at the volume of interested students.
“The NASC stand had a constant stream of interested students, teachers and parents, all of whom were surprised and excited at the range of different roles available within the scaffolding sector. The opportunity to build a career and awareness of the remuneration on offer were particular sources of interest and attendees at the stand were keen to follow up their interest proactively.
“Sarah Seymour and Aaron Pepe of Swale Scaffolding – who were both attending a careers event of that size for the first time – did a superb job of highlighting the possibilities and career potential within the industry, as well as demonstrating why NASC contractors should be the scaffolding firms of choice when looking to start a career within scaffolding. Lynne Willis of NETA enhanced that further on the second day of the event. Thanks to all involved.”
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