01 Explore

Construction Skills

What Is It?

Working with the Essex Employment and Skills Board we continue to invest in the local skills pipeline and training provision; addressing shortages, future needs and enabling greater quality homes and accelerated delivery by developing a highly skilled workforce.

What Are We Doing?

  • Skills evidence base, report and labour forecasting
  • Expanding outreach and employer engagement
  • Comprehensive secondary school outreach programme
  • Construction sector awareness marketing and information campaign to breakdown misconceptions and promote breadth of opportunity
  • Influencing curriculum and educational provision including:
    • Supporting the development and provision of Town Planning Degree Apprenticeships
    • Promoting and supporting Design, Engineer and Construct qualifications in schools
    • Investing in future skills provision to support green energy, high quality house deign and modern methods of construction.
  • Supporting the bidding for external funding to support the sector including:
    • European Funds for an ‘innovation hub’ located in Essex, supporting the SELEP
    • Construction Skills Fund, for on-site training hubs
  • Supporting and enabling adult entrants by providing pop-up shops to inform those not in education, employment or training and career changers; investing in VR to upskill offenders; enabling Building Heroes to support ex-military servicepersons.
  • Working with our FE sector to address tutor shortages

Key Links For Further Information

Essex Employment and Skills Board

https://www.essexesb.co.uk/

The Essex Careers Guide

https://www.whatsyourthing.org.uk

Construction Skills Presentation 15 May 2018

Construction Skills Presentation 15 May 18

Current Sub Groups:

  • Construction Sector Action Group
    Richard Bambridge, Essex Employment & Skills Board, Secretariat & Lead

  • Lee Heley, Essex County Council
02 Further Information

13/07/18

Construction Skills – Challenges and Actions

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03 Latest Construction Skills News
New Construction Careers Guide!
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New Construction Careers Guide!

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Housing Essex Conference
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Housing Essex Conference

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Housing Essex Conference
21/11/18

Housing Essex Conference

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£2M MAJOR SKILLS BOOST
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£2M MAJOR SKILLS BOOST

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Essex secures Housing Infrastructure (Marginal Viability)
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Essex secures Housing Infrastructure (Marginal Viability)

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More jobs, more homes: Latest news from Swan’s new factory
01/03/18

More jobs, more homes: Latest news from Swan’s new factory

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South Essex Housing Conference 2017
30/11/17

South Essex Housing Conference 2017

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Construction Skills Challenge
20/10/17

Construction Skills Challenge

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Affordable new homes being delivered in Essex
20/04/17

Affordable new homes being delivered in Essex

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