Across a series of hubs in England, the Construction Skills Fund (CSF) has, so far, trained over 13,200 people and helped more than 3,300 gain sustained employment in construction.
This has allowed employers to increase in their workforce and fill gaps by recruiting specially-trained workers who have come straight from school, unemployment, or have changed career.
But how has this impacted individuals? We’re shedding a light on some of the scheme’s most successful projects and introducing you to some of the workers, trainers and employers who have benefited from this valuable scheme.
If you’re interested in using the CSF to recruit more workers, or you’re hoping to join the construction industry, contact your local training hub to talk to a support officer and gain advice on next steps.
Battersea Power Station is one of the largest new developments taking place in central London. The iconic Grade II* listed building and surrounding area is being developed as a vast, vibrant new neighbourhood.
In line with employer demand, the CSF has upskilled workers in roles varying from hoisting, to surveying and logistics to contribute to this development.
We’ve gathered some stories of the people who have experienced the scheme firsthand.
“I feel like I’ve done something with my day.”
Colin, hoist driver
“The more training you have, the more opportunities that open up.”
Tom, HSS training instructor
Sheffield’s ambitious home-building scheme will see the construction of more than 10,000 new homes across the city over a decade. In order to meet the demand for skills, hundreds of new jobs are being created in the local construction sector.
CSF training is provided by The Building Block, a training hub offering work experience and crash courses in a range of trades, as well as CSCS card training.
Discover the stories below to find out how this scheme is opening doors and changing lives.
“I’ve improved most of the things in my life.”
Amir, plumber’s mate
“We’ve not had a course yet where someone’s not been employed full time, long-term by one of the contractors.”
Vill, course facilitator
Are you looking to fill gaps in your workforce? Or you are hoping to join the construction industry?
Find your local training hub and get in touch to talk to a support officer who can advise on next steps, whether you’re an employer or someone looking for work.