Supporting young people in Gloucestershire who are exploring careers in construction, AccXel is relaunching its ambassador programme for a second year, after its successful debut in 2022.
Based in Cinderford, AccXel Construction School was founded in 2020 in a partnership between managing director Nicola Bird and KW Bell Group, to provide inspirational construction skills training by connecting students to industry professionals — benefitting from £1.6 million in funding from independent business investor, GFirst LEP.
The AccXel ambassador programme provides mentorship opportunities for apprentices and students, giving them the chance to gain feedback, ideas and support from industry experts outside of their employers and the construction school itself.
National industry leaders already on board as ambassadors include Sean Brill from Welsh independent house builder, Edenstone Group; Anne Okafor from Scottish construction firm, Cruden Building; and Gloucester-based kitchen manufacturer, Premier Kitchens; as well as many others.
In order to participate in the programme, professionals must agree to the ambassador pledge in actively promoting AccXel's programmes; sharing success stories with AccXel; taking part in community outreach initiatives organised by AccXel; and assisting in recruitment efforts by sharing information about AccXel's programmes and referring potential candidates.
Managing director at AccXel, Nicola Bird said: 'By becoming an AccXel ambassador, companies enjoy the benefits of being affiliated with AccXel, which includes participation in community and construction industry events and awards, as well as a range of other marketing benefits and opportunities.'