Acivico Group is supporting construction body, LABC, with the delivery of its ‘fully funded trainee scheme’ by providing LABC students with a three-year training programme at the Birmingham based building consultancy firm.

In a move reflecting Acivico Group’s commitment to the development of construction sector professionals, the three new trainees will work closely with members of Acivico’s building control team to gain the essential skills and work experience required for the completion of level 4 and 5 diplomas, and the Level 6 BSc (Hons) in Building Control degrees they require to become local authority building control surveyors.

Kevin Blunden, Acivico’s Director of Building Consultancy, comments: “At Acivico we are committed to raising levels of professionalism and competence, and to ensuring that people living and working in Birmingham have access to safe, energy efficient buildings. The opportunity to work with LABC to develop trainees is a key part of our future strategy and we are pleased to welcome them to our team.”

LABC’s capacity building programme aims to recruit 150 people into the building control profession via the three year fully funded learning and development plan. Local Authority Building Control (LABC) represents all local authority building control teams in England and Wales. Independent, impartial and not for profit, local authority building control is committed to safeguarding the safety and protection of our communities.

Acivico Group has been providing building control services to Birmingham City Council for more than 10 years, overseeing the long-term safety, inclusivity and performance of residential and commercial properties throughout the city.

Pictured (left to right): Marcus Passant, Group Director of People & Governance at Acivico; Edward Godwin, Senior Building Control Surveyor at Acivico; LABC trainees Lakhwinder Singh Rathore, Isha Hashemi and Kishan Singh Samrai; Kevin Blunden, Director of Building Consultancy at Acivico; Neil Newman, Principal Client Consultant at Acivico.