PlanBEE, an award winning higher apprenticeship scheme now in its second year, is an initiative for built environment education which has been developed by a consortia of north east businesses including BIM Academy, Cundall, Ryder Architecture, Sir Robert McAlpine, Turner & Townsend and Xsite Architecture, delivered by Gateshead College and Teesside University. The scheme, supported by the Chartered Institute of Building, the Institute of Civil Engineers and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors,
Three high profile national organisations have pledged their support for an innovative scheme designed to attract new talent into the built environment industry.
Digital engineering hub BIM Academy, Sunderland based engineering consultancy Desco and NBS, which provides technical information, specification and Building Information Modelling (BIM) tools to construction industry professionals, have all signed up to become sponsors of PlanBEE.
The scheme was launched last year when Gateshead College and Ryder Architecture formed a powerful alliance with a network of architects,
PlanBEE is an innovative higher level apprenticeship programme in Architectural Engineering and Management designed by industry sponsors led by Ryder Architecture in conjunction with Gateshead College and university partners. With the advent of more collaborative and multidisciplinary working, largely facilitated through BIM, the aim is to develop a new generation of professionals with a broader spectrum of education, able to forge careers in a variety of roles, irrespective of specialist disciplines.