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Sherford Skills

Training and development

Careers and recruitment, New qualifications and courses

Taylor Wimpey (Exeter)

Bovis Homes Ltd; Linden Homes; Plymouth Construction Training Group; City College Plymouth; South Devon Training Group

South West England




The project will deliver a range of training and development interventions. The aim of this project is to deliver skills to construction firms working on Sherford Town which is being built outside Plymouth. This new town build is putting pressure on traditional house-building occupations in the area.

It requires specific skills due to the specialist building techniques being used on the site. These specialist skills include: English Bond Bricklaying, Traditional roofing Styles, Sash Windows, Dry Lining and Sealant operatives.

After the project, the local workforce will have been skilled to deliver the unique construction methods required to deliver a keystone regional project. Ex-military will have been given a pathway into construction and the opportunity to secure work.

  • 60 new entrants (60% ex-military) completing L1 City & Guilds qualifications
  • 30 existing workforce re-skilling in L2 and L3 qualifications to gain work on Sherford site
  • 63 individuals receiving bespoke training in ‘Sherford Town Code’.

01 Jul 2017

30 Jun 2020