CPI Euromix Plays It’s Part In Closing Skills Gap
The shortage of bricklayers is a major talking point for the industry, with a reported 64% of construction businesses struggling to hire qualified workers.
It is why leading mortar manufacturer, CPI EuroMix, is collaborating with colleges up and down the UK to give bricklaying apprentices a little taste of life on a building site.
The premise of these programmes – developed by CPI and further education centres including Brooklands College Weybridge, Havering College, East Riding College, and Basingstoke College and Bordon College – is to educate bricklaying students on the wealth of opportunities a modern bricklaying industry has to offer.
Alongside their theoretical study, students are invited to CPI factories local to their college to see for themselves what it is like to work in the sector. Tim Multon Sales Representative at CPI EuroMix said: “This is proving to be a successful, timely initiative which is inspiring a much-needed new generation of bricklayers. Whether it is learning how to use and test CPI’s pioneering silo mixing station, or process orders all from a phone app, these programmes are designed to imbue students with a real understanding of the sector.”
As well as undertaking this initiative, CPI EuroMix is also involved in brick manufacturer Forterra’s newly-launched ‘Bricklaying Forterra Females Competition’ taking place 3rd April 2020, Lewisham College, which is focused on bringing more women into the bricklaying sector.
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Notes to editors
CPI Mortars is the market leader in dry mortar technology and has established a solid track record with many of the leading house builders, contractors, architects and consultants.
EuroMix is a range of mortars, renders and screeds, factory produced using dried sand, cement, lime if required, and other additives, delivered to site in a silo complete with mixing equipment. When delivered, the silo contains 16 tonnes of dry material, which produces about 10m³ of mortar. It can hold up to 35 tonnes when refilled by tanker.
Once power and water supplies are connected, a constant supply of high quality mortar or render is available at the push of a button.
Operating from nine sites throughout the UK the company provides a productive, efficient and cost effective solution to all construction site mortar and render requirements and the company’s distinctive red and white EuroMix silos have become a familiar feature on many building sites throughout the country.