Found 226 funded projects. Funded projects are sorted in the most recent first.
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- Qualifying the specialist workforce in Scotland
Training and developmentFunding topic:Sectors and roles, Small employer supportProject lead:Scottish Specialist Contractors Training GroupAmount awarded:£61,000Project summary:
The project will deliver 50 VQ level 2 and 3 qualifications to operatives and supervisors in the specialist sector in Scotland.
The project will also provide 50 appropriate HSE tests and CSCS cards, thus offering recognition of their skills and experience.
The project will target hard to reach CITB registered employers who have not previously engaged in training or assessment.
- Rail engineering and technical upskilling programme
Training and developmentFunding topic:Sectors and roles, Careers and recruitmentProject lead:BCM Construction Ltd.Amount awarded:£41,900Project summary:
The rail network is undergoing a significant upgrade investment in rail way lines which has increased the demands for skilled workers across the sector. The project will provide additional training for the existing workforce .
The purpose is to renew and / or gain a Sentinel proof of competency card to develop competent rail technical engineers. The project will deliver a blend of training initiatives, upskilling and enabling employees to undertake complex Engineering and Technical roles.
The aim is to improve employee retention and increase the pool of talent within the sector, along with enhancing employee skills and providing them with transferable qualifications.
- Sherford Skills
Training and developmentFunding topic:Careers and recruitment, New qualifications and coursesProject lead:Taylor Wimpey (Exeter)Amount awarded:£262,050Project summary:
The project will deliver a range of training and development interventions. The aim of this project is to deliver skills to construction firms working on Sherford Town which is being built outside Plymouth. This new town build is putting pressure on traditional house-building occupations in the area.
It requires specific skills due to the specialist building techniques being used on the site. These specialist skills include: English Bond Bricklaying, Traditional roofing Styles, Sash Windows, Dry Lining and Sealant operatives.
After the project, the local workforce will have been skilled to deliver the unique construction methods required to deliver a keystone regional project. Ex-military will have been given a pathway into construction and the opportunity to secure work.
- Solent Civil Engineering Collaboration - Industry Led Skills Solution Pilot
Training and developmentFunding topic:Productivity and new ways of working, Sectors and roles, Careers and recruitmentProject lead:Blanchard WellsAmount awarded:£126,000Project summary:
The project supports the establishment of an employer-led training consortium that increases the capacity of ground working provision in the South (central) area of England.
Eleven ground-working companies have created a consortium that will centrally coordinate the delivery of Civil Engineering Operation apprentices with additional plant training at a purpose built centre to make them fully work-ready as ground-workers when they finish their course.
The project will develop volunteers from the workforce who are near the end of their careers, into trainers and assessors to deliver this additional training and upskill the existing workforce.
After the project, an employer training consortium in the South / Central area will have increased capacity to deliver training in plant operations and ground-working through newly created trainers and assessors, as well as a training infrastructure. this will continue to deliver skills for industry in this area after the funded period. The evidence base supporting a multi-skilled workforce will help others to adopt this way of working and add to industry knowledge in this area.
- Investing in labour
Training and developmentFunding topic:Sectors and roles, Small employer support, Leadership and managementProject lead:Matthews & Leigh Civil EngineeringAmount awarded:£34,849Project summary:The project will increase the uptake of training by providing incentives to help workers engage in training, promote the sector to new entrants and devise and implement a traineeship to ensure a sustainable talent pipeline.
- Fairness, Inclusion and Respect Toolkit – Stage 2
Training and developmentFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Learning resources, New qualifications and courses, Sectors and roles, Small employer support, Leadership and management, Careers and recruitmentProject lead:Civil Engineering Contractors AssociationAmount awarded:£222,400Project summary:
The project will further develop an employer toolkit which will result in the creation of an inclusive and diverse workforce. Leaders and Managers from main contractors and their supply chains will receive the training and development to embed FIR principles into their project delivery and workforce management strategies.
- A day’s work from an alternative viewpoint - to encourage disabled people into construction
CareersFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Learning resources, New qualifications and courses, Small employer support, Digital and new technology, Careers and recruitmentProject lead:Mitie Property ServicesAmount awarded:£191,824Project summary:
The project will support 60 disabled adults across Scotland and England into employment in the construction industry through a programme of mentoring, structured training and work experience programme.
CareersFunding topic:Productivity and new ways of working, Digital and new technology, Learning resources, Careers and recruitment, New qualifications and coursesProject lead:Neighbourhood Services LtdAmount awarded:£454,984Project summary:
The project will improve the knowledge and capacity of school teachers and Post 16 tutors in built environment subjects to teach Building Information Modelling (BIM). BIM4Education will coordinate Centre of Excellence hubs linked to DEC& BIM accreditation. Employers, Educational Professionals and Learners will work together to explore solutions to built environment, civil & design problems.
CareersFunding topic:Learning resources, Careers and recruitmentProject lead:LendleaseAmount awarded:£395,115Project summary:
BuildForce is a collaborative employer-led project, enabling service leavers and veterans to understand and pursue careers in construction and the built environment.
It will deliver training and individual support to translate existing skills, gain new ones and access sustainable employment and progression opportunities in construction companies across the UK.
*Visit the BuildForce website for the full list of partners.
- Career Changers (Commission)
CareersFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Productivity and new ways of working, Careers and recruitment, Learning resources, Sectors and rolesProject lead:Encon Construction LtdAmount awarded:£256,266Project summary:
This project will develop and deliver a pathway, transferable across the sector, for career changers to enter the construction industry. As part of the project - 20 women will achieve a L2/3 qualification in the specified trades; A comprehensive Best Practice Guide will be produced; 50 mentors will be trained, including 10 achieving a higher level qualification (train the trainer); A minimum of 10 different companies will received 'Unconscious Bias' training, with feedback as to how this has changed their perceptions; A minimum of 10 different companies will receive 'Agile' training, with feedback as to how this has changed their perceptions.