31417_31417_Image_UKCW_Logo.jpg

UK Construction Week focuses on apprenticeships and training

  • 3 Jun 2015

  • Share

Outlining the Conservative government’s plans for the coming parliamentary term, the Queen revealed ambitious targets during her speech last week, including the construction of 200,000 starter homes over the next five years in addition to creating 3 million new apprenticeships.

Whilst many construction industry commentators have welcomed the renewed focus these plans will bring to the industry, others – including the Federation of Master Builders – have warned that the targets are inextricably linked.

UK Construction Week will take place at the Birmingham NEC between 6-11 October.

It is argued that without meeting the apprenticeships target, the industry will not have the capacity to deliver such a high volume of housing construction.

Training and development

UK Construction Week – taking place between the 6-11 October – will highlight the issue by placing a strong focus on training and development at the exhibition.

The main seminar stage will host several skills-based training sessions, whilst the Homebuilding and Site Zones, at the Build Show, will explore the relationship between apprenticeships and house building.

The Homebuilding theatre will begin the debate with a keynote discussion asking how the industry can improve traditional skills training to overcome shortages.

Led by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and joined by Andy George, Head of Talent Management at Barratt Developments and Seb Balcombe, Planning Manager at K10, the discussion will examine how builders can work more closely with the education sector to recruit entry level candidates – in addition to exploring the impact of alternative solutions such as off-site construction.

Andy George will lead another session looking at best practice approaches to apprenticeships in housing.

In the Build Show’s Site Zone, CITB will present a masterclass demonstrating how apprenticeships can help support small enterprises. The session will look into how to start the process, designing an effective programme, choosing the right apprentices and understanding the various schemes, funding and grants available.

Nathan Garnett, Show Director, commented: “Apprenticeships will be absolutely critical to achieving the government’s ambitious starter home targets over the next few years – but this is not just an issue for the house building industry. Finding skilled labour is a struggle faced by the whole construction industry right now, but many people are unsure how to go about dealing with the issue.

We hope that by providing a platform in which to debate the problem, share solutions and identify best practice, will go a long way to helping visitors and exhibitors start to overcome this challenge.”

Contact:

Media 10 Limited,
Crown House,
151 High Road,
Loughton,
United Kingdom,
IG10 4LF

Phone: 020 3225 5200
Fax: 020 3225 5202

Visit UK Construction Week's website

Leave a Reply

More articles

CMS Window Systems

CMS backs employee fairness initiative with Scottish Business Pledge

CMS Window Systems has partnered with the Fairness Commissioner in North Lanarkshire at a special event to encourage businesses to sign up to the Scottish Business Pledge.

Posted in Aluminium Products, Articles, Awards, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Regulations & Accreditations, Posts, Windows

  • Share
Contour Heating

What Colours Are Available For LST Radiators? - A Contour article

You are empowered with complete control of colour of your low-surface temperature radiators with Contour LST radiators, suiting your designs & environments.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interior Design & Construction, Interiors, Posts, Research & Materials Testing

  • Share
Vent-Axia

Vent-Axia Supports Clean Air Day 2018

Leading British ventilation manufacturer Vent-Axia is supporting Clean Air Day, taking place on Thursday 21 June.

Posted in Air Conditioning, Articles, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Services, Health & Safety, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Interiors, Posts, Research & Materials Testing

  • Share
Rinnai

Carry on caravanning with Rinnai - ideal for all commercial sites

Rinnai, the UK leader in hot water heating units and systems for all commercial and residential sites, has recently completed an installation at a caravan park and holiday multi-activity centre.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Services, Case Studies, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - HVAC, Posts

  • Share