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The Construction Skills Fund

The Construction Skills Fund is an entirely government funded scheme that trains thousands of unemployed to get into work on construction sites and supports them to stay in work – minimising the danger of dropping out.

Do you need reliable new construction starters who are ready to work on-site tomorrow, with no recruitment fees?

We have already delivered almost 1,000 workers into sustained employment, and we have 4,000 more candidates who we will support to place with construction employers up until 30 June.

Benefits to you include:

  • Hiring ready-trained and site-experienced recruits who want a career in construction
  • No fees, reducing your recruitment costs and associated risk
  • Ongoing employee support to help them stay in your employment past 3 months

Fill out the form and register your details today and a hub will contact you, the deadline to register is 30 June 2021.

The future for CSF

Due to its overwhelming success, in 2020 the Department for Education (DfE) announced that the CSF would be extended for another year. An additional £7.5m has been allocated to the scheme. 

By September 2021, we’re aiming to have:

  • Trained another 6,000 employment and site-ready learners
  • Ensured over 3,000 more jobs have been sustained.

Benefits for employers

CSF hubs will:

  • Help you identify your skills gaps and develop labour plans for your sites
  • Find and recruit workers who want a career in construction
  • Provide invaluable onsite experience to trainees, making them ready for the workplace
  • Fund and provide bespoke training programmes to create workers who can meet your skills needs
  • Assist with workers’ transition into placements and employment with you.

How do I take part?

Are you looking to fill gaps in your workforce?

Contact your local hub to talk to a support officer who can advise on next steps and help you find qualified new workers

Hubs are located in the following areas:

London and South East

Project name

Lead Partner


Contact Details for Hub

Barking Riverside

London Borough of Barking & Dagenham (LBBD)

East London

Email: construction@lbbd.gov.uk

Battersea Power Station

Wandsworth Borough Council

London (Wandsworth and surrounding boroughs)

Email: john.llamas@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk

Construction Skills Centre

Camden Borough Council

London (King's Cross, Camden, Euston)

Email: andrew.connor@camden.gov.uk

Southwark Construction Skills Centre

The Skills Centre

South London

Email: info@theskillscentre.co.uk

TFL (Earls Court, Brixton, Olympic Park)



Email: constructionskills@tfl.gov.uk

North of England

Project Name

Lead Partner


Contact Details for Hub

Building Blocks

Sheffield City Council


Email johnwhittaker@lifelonglearningandskills.org

Construction Skills Village

Northern Regeneration

Scarborough, N.Yorks, Barnsley & S.Yorks


Web: http://skills-village.co.uk/

Growth Company


Greater Manchester

Email: employment-info@growthco.uk

Web: https://www.growthco.uk/

Procure Plus





Email: csf@procure-plus.com

Web: https://www.procure-plus.com/

South West

Project Name

Lead Partner


Contact Details for Hub


Hampshire County Council

South/South West England

Email: csf@hants.gov.uk


Project Name

Lead Partner


Contact Details for Hub

Southend Borough Council CSF

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council


Web: www.sectatraining.co.uk


Project Name

Lead Partner


Contact Details for Hub


Eiffage Kier

West Midlands / HS2 Central Corridor

Email: Michael.Sedgwick@ekfb.com

Web: https://www.ekfb.com/

Northampton CSF

Northampton City Council

Northampton/Wellingborough Prison

Email: constructionhub@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Marches Construction Project





Email: info@construction-ready.co.uk

Web: http://www.construction-ready.co.uk/