Strategies for improving construction craftspeople apprenticeship training programme: Evidence from the UK
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AbstractThis study seeks to address two research questions: (i) what are the factors responsible for the noncompletion of craftspeople apprentice training program? and (ii) how can the non-completion of construction craftspeople apprenticeship programmes be improved? Seventeen 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 reveal 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 current body of knowledge by providing in-depth understanding of challenges faced in craftspeople apprenticeship training and how to improve its outcome.
CitationDaniel, E.I., Oshodi, O., Arif, M., Henjewele, C. and Haywood, K. (2020) Strategies for improving construction craftspeople apprenticeship training programme: Evidence from the UK, Journal of Cleaner Production, 266: 122135. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122135
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
DescriptionThis is an accepted manuscript of an article published by Elsevier in Journal of Cleaner Production on 11/05/2020. The accepted version of the publication may differ from the final published version
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