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Employers urged to join and help shape Skills Bootcamps for construction

Employers in the construction sector are being urged to get involved in Skills Bootcamps in their region and to help shape the training delivered.

Skills Bootcamps are a Department for Education (DfE) initiative which has been developed in partnership with local employers, training providers and local authorities to help fill skills gaps and vacancies in their areas. CITB is working in partnership with DfE to help create and support Skills Bootcamps for construction.

The Skills Bootcamps for construction are open to anyone aged 19 and over, looking to change sectors or progress in their current industry. They offer flexible courses lasting up to 16 weeks and include classroom-based, on-the-job and short courses. All Bootcamp participants are guaranteed a job interview at the end of the course.

A further competition is set to be launched later in the summer and we would encourage employers that want to benefit from the offer and to get the skilled people they need to drive their business forward, to work with their local FE Colleges and training providers to consider applying to deliver through the next competition.

In order to be eligible to bid to deliver Skills Bootcamps, providers must be registered on Jaggaer and the Skills Bootcamps dynamic purchasing system (DPS). The Department for Education recommend submitting an application by 5th June so that they don’t miss out on the opportunity to bid into the competition.