One in ten of Toppesfield’s operational work force will be joining an apprenticeship scheme, demonstrating our commitment to growth and investment in talent.

In October and November this year, almost 10% of the company’s 150 strong operational workforce will be enrolling on the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Accredited Apprenticeship in Highways Maintenance.

The course has been designed to prepare new entrants into the industry to become skilled workers in road surfacing. They will gain Level 1 in Functional Skills, English and Maths; Level 2 Construction Diploma in Highways Maintenance and a Level 2 NVQ in Flexible Pavement Construction.

The commitment to the apprenticeship scheme is part of a wider strategy to invest in current and recruit new talent across various competencies, such as sales, marketing and commercial business development.

Toppesfield CEO and founder, Matthew Pryor, said: “People entering the workforce need to be given the opportunity to progress and develop in order for the next generation of talent. By developing top industry talent in-house we have put ourselves in a prime position to be able to take a lead over our competition and win major contracts.”