National training provider Go Train and the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges are working in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to deliver fully funded construction courses through the ESF [re]boot programme.

There are new courses available, and some commence on 29th October and will run until the end of 2021. They are open to West Yorkshire residents who are employed and looking to upskill or returning to the sector after a break. Training is also available to individuals who have lost their job through the Coronavirus pandemic. Support will be available to help individuals progress or enter the construction industry with local companies.

“The Construction Industry needs to recruit an extra 19,000 workers, across Yorkshire & Humber, over the next 5 years to meet expected levels of work. We need to recruit construction workers in a variety of different trades, including Bricklayers; Wood Trades & Interior fit-out; Plasterers; Civil Engineers and Professional & Technical staff (CITB CSN Yorkshire & Humber)”

 There are a number of course offers available and eligibility and qualification level will depend on the participants previous level of experience.

Training often includes mandatory units that apply to multiple trades i.e., manual handling and moving & storing. This “across the board” approach makes it easier for those interested in the industry to gain experience.

Dominic Wade, Chief Operating Officer at Go Train says, “We are thrilled to be working so closely within the local construction industry. Our construction courses are a great foundation and can be used towards a range of Level 2 NVQ such as Bricklaying, Painting, Plastering, Groundworks, Steel fixing and more. We are working with companies such as CFT Construction Training and Linsco to create exciting opportunities for our learners.

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