The management of the 2017 September intake for L3 and L6 apprentices

Following the announcement that UCEM and CSTT will come together in a formal collaboration, the overall apprenticeship programme management will now be carried out by a combined team of CSTT and UCEM staff to deliver a best in class single point of delivery Apprenticeship Package for the level 3 (diploma) and level 6 (degree) programmes.  The united team will be in a position to respond to the new demands following the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, offering a wide ranging provision with progression opportunities from level 3 to level 6.

Employers can contact either the CSTT or UCEM through the existing channels and the same points of contact, to get the required help and support regarding new and current Apprenticeships. Behind the scenes the CSTT and UCEM staff will be working as one team. The formal contractual relationship will be between the employer and UCEM, who will be the training provider of the apprenticeship from the perspective of the Education and Skills Funding Agency.

In addition to the further development of the fully managed service, from application through to qualification, CSTT will now have the opportunity to take a more structured and focussed approach to fulfilling its charitable remit to:

  • Promote and provide opportunities for people experiencing disadvantage to access apprenticeships and advance their careers in the built environment.
  • Provide skills development interventions, such as pre-employment workshops and well-being programmes, to build confidence and make people more effective and capable, achieving more optimism, raised aspirations and renewed self-esteem.
  • Liaise with business partners to broaden the understanding of the support required to develop non-traditional entrants and ensure that disadvantages are not a barrier to achieving a successful and fulfilling career.
  • Work with CSTT Ambassadors and Alumni to proactively engage and inspire people throughout England in the opportunities and rewards of the apprenticeship provision.
  • Develop relationships with employers to promote diversity and inclusion; gain commitments to recruit and retain apprentices from minority groups, supporting the step change required in the real estate, land, infrastructure and construction professions.
  • Secure contributions to the funds of the Trust in the form of donations, annual subscriptions or otherwise to achieve the charitable remit.
  • Hold promotional exhibitions, events and competitions, offering prizes and rewards to apprentices and prospective apprentices.

The teams are extremely excited with the formalisation of the existing partnership collaboration and look forward to continuing to build and develop existing and new employer relationships, which will enable the expansion of services  to meet the growing demands from employers in response to the Apprenticeship Levy.

If you have any queries please contact:

Katherine Parker for employers – katherine@cstt.org.uk or the Apprenticeship Team for those seeking an apprenticeship – info@cstt.org.uk


Why Choose the CSTT/UCEM Partnership

Flexible delivery – distance learning, blended learning

Our rigorous recruitment process minimises hiring risks

Our dedicated pastoral support ensure academic and professional goals are met

Each apprentice has a technical mentor from the surveying profession to provide guidance through the technical and professional aspects of the programme

Provide additional learning support for apprentices that need specialist support

Provide robust assessment of maths and English skills