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The future of construction skills in Leeds City Region

Let’s Talk Real Skills

A collaboration between CITB and the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges, Let’s Talk Real Skills project, is working to deliver significant improvements in construction skills provision across Leeds City Region. It's based on a strong cooperative approach with in-demand sectors and industry groups linked to Further and Higher Education.

The project is delivering a tailored, sector model for engagement embracing employers, industry bodies, colleges and universities working together to transform the skills system. Each sector group is aiming to create a system that works for employers, placing SME construction businesses at the heart of developing higher quality training.

Let’s Talk Real Skills is strengthening the vocational education and training systems within the Leeds City Region by creating a vital mechanism for construction skills anticipation over the next five-ten years.

See details of local industry events, support and networks 

What's happening in your area

11 December 2019

Employer updates and information - please email Janice Chattaway for more information

Business support services

Humber Growth Hub is an initiative of the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)  #Grow my SME offers businesses access to:

  • specialist one-to-one advice and support,
  • workshops, masterclasses and events and grant schemes including support to access supply chains,
  • access to ICT grant funding and leadership development.

www.humbergrowth.co.uk

Training groups

Humber Training Group supports training for construction businesses in the area

Contact Sam for further details

sam@humbertraininggroup.com

Your CITB Advisor

Janice Chattaway

Tel: 07584 641767

Email: janice.chattaway@citb.co.uk

Your CITB Apprenticeship Officer

Area covered Contact names Contact details
Hull and East Riding

Helen Spanton

07557207431
helen.spanton@citb.co.uk

North East Lincolnshire and North Lincolnshire Dave Briggs david.briggs@citb.co.uk

 

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Business support in your area

Leeds City Region Business Growth Service

If you’re a small- to medium-sized business based in Bradford, Calderdale, Craven, Kirklees, Leeds, or Wakefield, we can guide you through the complex world of business support.

Get in touch with our Business Growth Service and we can help you find the right support for your business needs. You can call us on 0113 348 1818 or email us: BusinessGrowth@the-lep.com  for more information.

Support to train your staff and grow your business

West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges (WYCC)

WYCC bring businesses, organisations and training providers together to deliver workforce training and skills support, funded by the European Social Fund (ESF). These programmes contribute to the economic growth of the Leeds City Region, tackle social mobility and connect the education and business sectors. The projects we manage offer funding opportunities for a range of training providers to deliver training in the region. You can read about our latest bids and opportunities, then register and apply on In-Tend.

Find out more on WYCC website

Improve workforce skills with the Leeds City Region Skills Service

The Skills Service offers a unique package of training and support for SMEs in the Leeds City Region. WYCC Skills Service Advisors will explore opportunities with businesses to offer the right skills solutions that can be part funded by the European Social Fund.
 
How can The Skills Service help your business?

  • Planning: Free Skills Plan session for SMEs to plan employee training and stay ahead of industry trends.
  • Funding: 40% funding from the European Social Fund towards training your workforce (eligible businesses only).
  • Training: More training and education opportunities across the region.
  • Search our latest Skills Catalogue for current training courses available in the region, or request training that is not currently listed in the catalogue by making an enquiry through the Skills Enquiry Form.

Contact us
You can make a Skills Enquiry using our online form. Alternatively:

Training groups

Civils Training Group (Yorkshire and Humberside)

Area coverage: Contractors and civil engineering contractors in the Yorkshire and Humberside Area

Key contact: Jemma Carmody (jemma.carmody@ceca-yorks.co.uk)
Chair of the group: Angie Lee (a.leigh@cml.uk.com)

Postal address:
c/o CECA York and Humberside
26 Howley Park Business Village
Morley
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS27 0BZ

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • directors – strategy
  • management skills
  • upskilling engineers
  • resilience
  • mental health
  • other courses - please contact the group co-ordinator for full details

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • school careers engagement programme

Promoting Construction West Yorkshire (PCWY) Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors in West Yorkshire

Key contact: Lorraine Kirbitson (lorraine@pcwy.co.uk )
Chair of the group: Beverley Peace (b.peace@hbprojects.co.uk)

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • business management and skills training programme
  • ex-offender skills training
  • mental health training
  • other courses - contact the group co-ordinator for full details

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • raising awareness among school careers advisors of construction careers
  • training to become a construction ambassador
  • ex-offenders work experience support
  • support for Give Construction a Try programme

Yorkshire Independent Roof Training Group

Area coverage: Independent roofing contractors in Yorkshire

Key contact: Denise Cherry (Denise@YIRTG.org.uk)
Chair of the group: Alex Kettle (AKettle@everlastgroup.co.uk)

Postal address:
20 Britannia Mews
Pudsey
Leeds
LS8 9AS

Website: www.yirtg.co.uk

For current training programmes available to employers, contact the group co-ordinator for full details of available training programmes

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • Proud to Promote Roofing - a suite of 40 case studies to disseminate at various events
  • preparation of roofing rigs for schools and exhibitions
  • resources can be made available to other training groups when possible - please contact the group co-ordinator for further details.

Your CITB Advisors

John Long is the Advisor for Leeds and surrounding area

John has been with CITB for nearly five years, first as a Company Development Advisor in North Yorkshire and more recently working as a Leeds City Region CITB Advisor. He provides expert advice to construction businesses on CITB grants, sources of funding and training. He also collaborates with key stakeholders including training providers, councils and the LEP in the Leeds City Region to ensure the right construction skills are being developed to meet local demand.

 

Cat Smith is the Advisor for Bradford, Huddersfield and Halifax

Hi, my names Cat Smith and I am the CITB Advisor for Leeds City Region covering Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. I’m fairly new to the role having worked previously in a variety of funding roles in FE. I now work with and advise local employers to access a variety of funding in order to support their skills needs within Construction as well as working closely with a local stakeholders and Colleges to build effective partnerships.

Your CITB Apprenticeship Officers

Area covered Apprenticeship Officer Contact details
Wakefield Ricky Sandoval ricky.sandoval@citb.co.uk
Wakefield and Leeds Laura Simpson laura.simpson@citb.co.uk
Leeds Charlotte Robson charlotte.robson@citb.co.uk
Kirklees Hajra Lorgat hajra.lorgat@citb.co.uk
Bradford James Tillbrook james.tillbrook@citb.co.uk

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Business support services

Sheffield City Region Skills Bank 2

We’re an enterprising, innovative and business-focused city region that is proud to call itself home to 68,000 businesses, from SMEs through to global giants.

All of our businesses, however large or small, are able to access world-leading industrial-research collaborations, superb transport connectivity and great business support. We have put in place a range of support measures to help businesses grow; and with nearly 6,000 new businesses in the city region since 2014 we’re well on track to achieve the goals set out in our Strategic Economic Plan.

Contacts

Sheffield City Region Growth Hub 

Sheffield City Region Growth Hub aims to be the single point of contact for all business support across our region.

It aims to simplify all the regional and national business support that is available to businesses, so that you as a business owner/manager always know where to go to find the right support. Our experienced teams can provide direct support and also advise and signpost to the most appropriate support based on your business needs.

Office hours 9am – 5pm Mondays to Fridays

Funding support for skills and training

D2N2 Growth Hub

Financing Skills & Employment

Businesses can access financial support to employ people or to develop their existing staff.

Local and National support and incentives for EMPLOYING PEOPLE are listed on this page.

  • Address:
    D2N2 Growth Hub
    8 Experian Way, ng2 Business Park,
    Nottingham, NG2 1EP
  • Tel: 0333 006 9178

Training groups in your area

Yorkshire Independent Roof Training Group

Area coverage: Independent roofing contractors in Yorkshire

Key contact: Denise Cherry (Denise@YIRTG.org.uk)
Chair of the group: Alex Kettle (AKettle@everlastgroup.co.uk)

Postal address:
20 Britannia Mews
Pudsey
Leeds
LS8 9AS

Website: www.yirtg.co.uk

  • contact the group co-ordinator for full details of available training programmes
  • Current career promotion activities/projects:
    • Proud to Promote Roofing - a suite of 40 case studies to disseminate at various events
    • preparation of roofing rigs for schools and exhibitions
    • resources can be made available to other training groups when possible - please contact the group co-ordinator for further details.

Your local CITB Advisor

Your CITB Apprenticeship Officer

Lisa Harper is the Apprenticeship Officer for Sheffield

Contact:

What's happening in your area

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Business support and training groups

Promoting Construction West Yorkshire (PCWY) Training Group

Area coverage: Contractors in West Yorkshire

Key contact: Lorraine Kirbitson (lorraine@pcwy.co.uk )
Chair of the group: Beverley Peace (b.peace@hbprojects.co.uk)

Current training programmes available to employers:

  • business management and skills training programme
  • ex-offender skills training
  • mental health training
  • other courses - contact the group co-ordinator for full details

Current career promotion activities/projects:

  • raising awareness among school careers advisers of construction careers
  • training to become a construction ambassador
  • ex-offenders work experience support
  • support for Give Construction a Try programme

News, events and blogs

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