Cosmur Construction was one of the first construction companies to achieve and retain the ‘Investors in People’ status in 1999. The award recognises our investment in both staff and the local communities.
At Cosmur, investment in training and apprenticeships is considered to be essential. We provide the opportunity for a safe and supported training environment for local people. Trainees will only be placed with staff that we feel can sufficiently provide them with the support and positive learning opportunities they deserve. This approach will ensure our growth as a business, while also allowing trainees to see that construction is their future.
This year we partnered with Havering College. Our team attended their organised Open Day. Our Managing Director, Paul Godfrey, provided a motivational speech that provided some insight into the opportunities at Cosmur. The speech encouraged students to consider the various careers available within the Construction Industry.
The event proved successful with a number of students expressing their interest in the apprenticeship scheme. We created a shortlist of students suited to the scheme and commenced interviews and tests.
This resulted in the selection of a young and ambitious candidate to be rewarded a place on the Cosmur Apprenticeship Scheme.
This is what our apprentice had to say about Cosmur and his journey on the Cosmur Apprenticeship Scheme:
“The managing director came to my college and spoke to us about what Cosmur could offer, their morals and commitments in terms on the construction industry. This is what made me want to be an employee of Cosmur. I knew I wouldn’t just be a typical apprentice, seen as cheap labour, but seen as an investment.
I went to a numerous amount of interviews where I met with a variety of extremely competent and trustworthy employees of Cosmur, who offered great advice and help in the interviewing process.
As an Apprentice Assistant Quantity Surveyor at Cosmur I will be able to learn the processes of not only Surveying, but also Contractual Management and Site Management. Even after the Apprenticeship ends as long as everything stays on track, I will have a long and successful career as a Surveyor under Cosmur”.