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Build a career in construction with our free training programme

Jobs and careers

23 May 2022

Workers at a construction site

Free bitesize courses giving people the practical skills and experience needed to work in the construction industry are available from North Northamptonshire Council, thanks to a successful bid for funding from Government’s UK Community Renewal Fund which invests in skills, community and place, local business and supporting people into employment.

The Construction Skills Programme returns to the area following the success of previous training courses launched in 2019 which saw over 400 local learners take up the opportunity to get their construction career off the ground.

Awarded with £88k of funding to deliver the programme, the Council is working in partnership with local training provider, Evolve Your Future, to run bitesize courses which cover essential skills including health and safety, manual handling and first aid, as well as practical work experience at a local construction site, and CSCS card accreditation, giving learners all they need to work on-site.

North Northamptonshire is an area of significant growth and development, and we are extremely pleased to have the Construction Skills Programme running again in the area, and we welcome the funding from Government.

North Northamptonshire Council were successful in their bid for Community Renewal Funding, which means we can offer up to 50 more people the chance to lay the foundations for a career in construction.  It’s not only a great opportunity for people to develop new skills, but also to boost employment in the industry and build a skilled workforce who will be able to work on local construction projects.
Councillor David Brackenbury, the Council’s Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration
This is a pioneering training programme, and following the success we have had over the past few years, it is brilliant we are now able to provide more learning opportunities for people looking to do the groundwork to launch a construction career.

Learners completing previous courses have had the chance to get involved with some exciting local construction projects including Five Wells Prison in Wellingborough, housing developments, highways projects, as well as school and academy expansions.  

This training programme is quick to complete, opens up many opportunities for people and provides a stepping-stone into working in construction.  I would encourage anyone who is interested to register their interest today, they could be working in a construction job by the summer.
Councillor Jason Smithers, Leader of North Northamptonshire Council
The team at Evolve Your Future are delighted to have been awarded the Construction Skills Programme contract in North Northamptonshire which will support and upskill individuals who have chosen to take a step into the construction industry.

As a local established training company, we are looking forward to working with new and established partners and supporting local employers to recruit new and skilled employees.
Kay Brockall, Managing Director at Evolve Your Future

The Construction Skills Programme is available for anyone aged 18 and above, who isn’t currently working in the construction sector.  People interested must be able to show they have the right to work in the UK, either with a National Insurance Number, valid Passport, full driving licence or copy of birth certificate.  They must also be able to read and speak English.

Anyone interested in this opportunity should complete an expression of interest form on the relevant pages of our website.