Construction Skills currently represent over 3 million workers and are committed to working with industry, for industry to deliver a safe, professional and fully qualified UK construction workforce.
They work alongside construction companies to help them improve skills, increase their competitive edge and respond to the many challenges employers face – from the low carbon agenda, through to reducing costs on-site and recruiting the best and brightest talent for their sector.
They also run the largest construction college in Europe, which provides quality and affordable training to 30,000 workers each year. Support for apprentices is also provided – matching them with an employer and training them at flagship colleges throughout the UK. These apprenticeship programmes boast an impressive record, breaking the national average for apprenticeship completion rates by 10%. Last year, 77% of apprentices completed their framework.
Finally, they work to both lobby the government regarding construction related legislation and also to provide support and consultation on legislative matters for construction companies.