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Onsite experience hubs - England

Between 2021 and mid-2024 we aim to increase England’s construction talent pool through Onsite Experience hubs, creating a talent pipeline to meet the needs of local construction employers and enabling construction career opportunities for people from local communities. 9 hubs have been approved for £6.5m of funding to enable over 5,100 people to become employment and site-ready, and at least 2,500 people to secure sustained employment within the next three years.

This commission targets Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) areas that have not benefited from the Government’s Construction Skills Fund.

What Onsite Experience hubs deliver for the construction industry 

Onsite Experience hubs are designed to provide a one-stop recruitment solution for construction employers. By linking together employers, training providers, local authorities, LEPs, community agencies and other partners, hubs enable the development of employment and site-ready people from local communities. These well-suited candidates can then be linked to employers’ vacancies, and because they have gained some initial experience on construction sites, often with the recruiting employer, and have the necessary introductory training and health & safety credentials, they can be productive immediately.

Contacting your local Onsite Experience hub 

The following Local Employment Partnership (LEP) areas in England have CITB Onsite Experience hub coverage. Please note, two additional hubs are being developed in other LEP areas and will be operational in 2021:

Coverage

Hub name

Location

Hub lead organisation

Email

Telephone

Website

Social Media

Thames Valley Berkshire

M4 Smart Motorway Training Centre

Near Reading, Berkshire

Balfour Beatty

Marie.McCaffrey@balfourbeatty.com

 

matt@bamct.co.uk

 

Marie McCaffrey: 07770 832120

 

Matt Durant: 07584 261360

 

 

Heart of the South West

Sherford Onsite Work Experience Programme

Plymouth

City College Plymouth

sricketts@cityplym.ac.uk

07812 732403

https://sherford.org

Facebook: ‘Sherford Skills Training Scheme’

Leicester & Leicestershire

Leicester Onsite Construction Hub

Leicester

Leicester City Council

Richard.thorpe@leicester.gov.uk

07541 612726

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Cheshire & Warrington

Procure Plus Framework - Cheshire

Cheshire

Procure Plus

wiktor.morrell@procure-plus.com

07393 792497

 

0303 030 0030

www.procure-plus.com

Linked In: www.linkedin.com/company/procure-plus-ltd

Lancashire

Procure Plus Framework - Lancashire

Lancashire

Procure Plus

Jo.pepper@procure-plus.com

07891 550763

 

0303 030 0030

www.procure-plus.com

 

Linked In: www.linkedin.com/company/procure-plus-ltd

Hertfordshire

North Hertfordshire College

Stevenage, Hertfordshire

Stevenage Borough Council

claire.kenny@stevenage.gov.uk

07905314612

In development

To be confirmed

West of England, North Somerset, Bristol and Avon

Constructing Lives Together

Weston Super Mare

Willmott Dixon / Weston College

 Lauren Squibb

07970 925488