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The Skills Centre acquires Sorted Training to boost its commercial training services

The acquisition will result in even more commercial opportunities for the construction training provider

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The Skills Centre partners with RIFT Social Enterprise to support people with convictions into construction jobs

The pilot will deliver pre-employment construction training both in prison and in the community with the Probation Service


Celebrating the Women into Finishing & Interiors – Build Back Employment Programme

With the Finishing and Interiors sector suffering a huge skills shortage and an urgent need for more Dry Liners across the UK, WiC were delighted to recently partner with Finishes and Interiors Sector (FIS), and The Skills Centre on the Women into Finishing & Interiors – Build Back Employment Programme. Supporting us on the six-week programme were employers Bouygues, Celtic Contractors, Decorella, George Jackson, Measom and Tapper Interiors. The programme was free to participants and employers thanks to funding from CITB, The Skills Centre and Paddington Development Trust EQUIP European Social Fund.


HS2 launches fast-track employment scheme for unemployed Bucks and Northants residents

HS2’s construction partner, Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall (EKFB), is launching an employment scheme with The Skills Centre to help local people who are out of work develop new skills and progress into paid employment.


The Skills Centre welcomes Jessica Elgot, Deputy Political Editor, The Guardian, and Shadow Employment Minister, Alison McGovern

Shadow Minister and Guardian political editor toured The Skills Centre in Southwark, to explore how the training model brings together Job Centre Plus, local authorities and local employers to develop targeted courses that help local people fill local skills gaps.


The Skills Centre supports Cross-Industry Construction Apprenticeships Taskforce (CCATF) open letter regarding proposed changes to Level 2 Qualifications

Last week the Cross Industry Construction Apprenticeships Taskforce (CCATF) sent an open letter to Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education, highlighting the crucial importance of level 2 qualifications within the construction industry.


Samantha King appointed as Director of Delivery for The Skills Centre

Construction training skills provider The Skills Centre has appointed former apprenticeship manager Samantha King as its Director of Delivery.

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What is a green construction job? Green Careers Week 2022

This week is Green Careers Week, a week to promote aspirations in green jobs that can really make a difference to the future of the construction industry and the wider world.

The Skills Centre, as part of its work with Greening London and The Skills for a Sustainable Skyline Taskforce, is dedicated to promoting green skills in the construction industry and providing basic green-skills training to all learners through its training centres.

Jean Stevens Duprez MBE, is The Skills Centre’s Green Skills Champion and is also the Chair of the Greening London steering group. Here she explains why Green Construction Careers are the future of the sector and are much needed to improve its carbon footprint.

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