The Greater London Joint Initiative is being delivered by CITB in partnership with the London Enterprise Panel.
It is part of a national CITB programme to deliver joint investment plans within key cities around England and supports the Mayor’s Jobs and Growth plan for Greater London.
The Joint Initiative will help ensure that construction employers in Greater London have access to up to date skills as the industry returns to growth.
Increased demand in many occupations is forecast between 2015 - 2019. The London construction sector therefore needs to attract new skilled workers to meet increased demand and ensure that skills are kept up to date among the existing workforce.
Six projects are being delivered under the Greater London Joint Initiative during 2015 - 2016. More information about each of these can be found at the links below.
Skills2 Construction (Re-engaging the unemployed construction workforce)
Ixion Holdings and the Green Skills Partnership are delivering a package of support for unemployed construction workers to help individuals re-enter the industry and retain valuable skills in the sector.
Routes into Construction (Providing shared work placements for young people)
The Construction Youth Trust and London Youth are working together to provide an insight into construction career options for young people in the Boroughs of Lambeth, Southwark, Wandsworth and Croydon.
Building for Growth (Providing business training for construction SMEs)
BE Group, Montpellier and Shared Intelligence are delivering short business training opportunities for construction SMEs as well as delivering a graduate placement scheme to help SMEs access new skills. BE Group cover South London, Montpellier cover North and East London and Shared Intelligence cover Central and West London.
Bespoke support for London Boroughs adopting the National Skills Academy for Construction Client-Based Approach
Bouygues UK are offering bespoke support to help London Boroughs adopt the employer-led National Skills Academy for Construction (NSAfC) client-based approach for public procurement and planning.
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Exploring the potential for the development of SME Co-operatives
Emergent Research and Consulting are exploring the potential for supporting construction productivity through the development of SME co-operatives.