We’re in TOTAL CONTRACTOR Magazine (19.10.2020) along with our colleagues in the Yorkshire Roof Training Group:
Northern Roof Training Groups are on board with new “Kickstart” Government initiative
“With this type of support, here’s a golden opportunity to trial individuals who may, in due course, prove suitable for further training/upskilling at a time when we are faced with a critical shortage of skilled labour.”
The Government’s recent launch of the Kickstart initiative has prompted both North West and Yorkshire Roof Training Groups to get on board with Gateway organisations Procure Plus and En:Able Futures to assist their Members in the recruitment of new staff.
The objective of Kickstart is to help young people aged from 16-24 and in receipt of Universal Credit get back into work and boost the UK economy.
Although a Kickstart application must be for a minimum of 30 job placements, as it’s unlikely that single employers will be able to provide this number they can apply for just one individual place (or more), by using an existing Kickstart Gateway.
The Government will fund each kickstart job, paying 100% of National Minimum Wage, National Insurance, and pension contributions for 25 hours a week. Employers will be able to top up this wage, and can spread the start date of the job placements up until the end of December 2021 Government will also pay employers £1,500 to establish support and training for those on placement, as well as helping to pay for uniforms and other set-up costs. More information from the Kickstart Scheme on Gov.uk website, meanwhile, if you’d like to take part, Contact Us firstname.lastname@example.org
GET “SITE-READY” – if you’re new to construction & you live in Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside or North Wales, contact us now for free training, HSE test and green CSCS card, as we’re working with Procure Plus who can offer this.
LANGLEY FLAT ROOFING TRAILBLAZER APPRENTICESHIP COMING TO THE NORTH WEST in mid January 2021
On completion, apprentices will be awarded NVQ2 in RBM, Liquid & Single Ply roofing. Priority for places will be given to current members NW Roof Training Group Contact Us
FROM August 2020 – FUNDING FOR TRAINING IS BACK! FREE TRAINING for MEMBERS OF NW Roof Training Group who are CITB registered. All CITB grant eligible training is included in this brand-new project.
We continue to support our Roofing Contractor members as they move towards the Road to Recovery, (the new blueprint from the Construction Leadership Council to ensure the industry has the capacity needed to lead the UK’s economic recovery) Version 6 of the SITE OPERATING PROCEDURES has been published and on 20 October 2020, further amendments. The new version of HSG33 Safety in Roofwork was published in late June 2020.
Apprenticeships – the Government is awarding a bonus of £2000 to any employer who takes on a new apprentice(s) aged 16-24 and £1500 for those aged 25 and over from 1 August 2020 to January 2021
Roof Slating/Tiling apprenticeships are available at Bolton College 18-24 mth training following the block release pattern (1 week at College, 3 with the employer)
Note: Apprentices must be employed to follow this route
CITB Skills & Training fund has now been extended to include companies with more than 100 and fewer than 250 directly employed staff (Applications for up to £25,000 dependent on staff numbers). NB Applications can still be made to this fund by members who have fewer than 50 employees (claim up to £5000), between 50 & 74 employees (up to £7500) and between 74 & 99 employees (claim up to £10,000) We can help with the applications & up to 1 can be made each year
Note: 14 April – CITB has launched a brand-new Leadership & Management Development fund – this is for companies with more than 250 directly employed staff. Application for up to £100,000 – closing date 12 June 2020.
CHECK OUT OUR promotional leaflet for Schools/Colleges/Potential recruits into our sector – ask us for an e-copy THINK DIFFERENT THINK ROOFING
JOIN OUR GROUP! Now taking new members – we can help & support you with your training needs. Many benefits of membership – if you are a Roofing Contractor located anywhere in any of the following areas:
Cumbria, Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and North Wales. Ask us for an e-leaflet outlining the benefits of membership. Membership fee for 2020 is £40
Further note for Members: LOOKING FOR NVQ2 without attending College? We can arrange On Site Assessment & Training (OSAT) which leads to NVQ2 (must pass the HSE touch-screen test too) in most roofing disciplines. If you are located in Greater Manchester or Lancashire, it’s free right now – for other areas across North West/North Wales, right now, it can also finish up free of charge due to achievement and other grants from CITB (employers must be registered with CITB to benefit)
NB If you are a Manager, holding a black CSCS card, you need to be thinking about getting NVQ6 or 7, as Grandfather rights have been removed, so once your card expires, (latest 2024), you will need to get a qualification. We can help you – you can obtain this by OSAT Contact Us
TIME TO APPLY FOR SKILLS & TRAINING FUND FROM CITB – GET UP TO £10,000 for your training needs and more if your company has between 100 and 250 employees
More than 90% of applications are successful
This pot of money could fund your OSAT, PASMA, IPAF, Scaffold appreciation, Mental Health training, in fact, almost any CITB grant eligible training you need! This will help you get the results to increase your bottom-line profit – it will make a difference; straight forward application procedure
- WHO CAN APPLY? CITB reg companies with up to 99 employees
- PROJECT LENGTH? Projects should last no longer than 18 months
- AMOUNTS AVAILABLE? Up to £5000 for employers with up to 49 employees
- Up to £7500 for employers with 50-74 employees
- Up to £10,000 for employers up to 75-99 employees
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RoofCERT – the brand new accreditation programme for the individual has arrived! This is Roofing’s equivalent to the Gas Safe Register & there is a development programme to professionalise the sector nationally. It consists of a knowledge test specific to roofing, mandatory training courses, VQ & experienced worker route and agreed CPD to keep operatives up to date and renew accreditation
Check out www.roofcert.co.uk