ATTRACTING MORE WOMEN INTO CONSTRUCTION
The MCA LSBU Hub is holding a series of webinars with the aim to attract more women into construction and the built environment. Included will be sessions with female role models who are working in the sector about their experiences, dispelling the myths and hopefully inspiring women to join. All welcome.
The first webinar on 26 January at 17:00 will focus on those considering a career change. Here’s the Eventbrite link:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mca-women-in-construction-careers-tickets-133861767149
The 2nd webinar on 2 February at 17:00 dispels the myths surrounding women in construction. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mca-women-in-construction-myth-busting-tickets-133976714961
The 3rd & final webinar is on 9th February (National Apprenticeship Week) & talks about the range of apprenticeships available in construction & the built environment & that they are not just for the trades. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/mca-women-in-construction-apprenticeships-tickets-133977736015
Note: Start date postponed due to January “lockdown”
NEW NEW NEW FLAT ROOFING TRAILBLAZER – coming to the North West with a January 2021 start. This new 18-24 month apprenticeship will result in NVQ2 in 3 roofing disciplines: RBM, Single Ply and Liquid. Training will be provided by Langley Waterproofing and Simian, with the venue being Simian, Birchwood Park, Warrington (easy access M62/M6) There’s never been a better time to train apprentices with the new £2000 Government bonus for those aged 16-24 and £1500 for aged 25 and over. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
UPSKILLING – FLAT ROOFING – NEW COURSES
To be held in the Spring if there is sufficient demand. Training will take place over 5 months (either 2 consecutive days per month, or 2 weeks of 5 days) Aimed at Improvers ie those with approx 9 months experience of RBM. Location Warrington.
SITE SAFETY PLUS EXPIRY EXTENSION
Holders of either SMSTS or SSSTS which expired after 15 March 2020 – CITB announced that all delegates will have until 31 Jan 2021 to participate in a Refresher Course. We are advised that this date will not be extended further, however, CITB announced on 13 Jan 2021 that if your certificate expired after the 1 October, 2020, then you have until 31 April to join a Refresher Course
FOUNDATION COURSES ROOF SLATING/TILING
Focusing on the basic skills required & ideal for those who wish to upskill from Labouring to Roofing, Courses take place over 5 consecutive days at the NCTS/Master Roofers Training Centre, Salford.
LEAD & HARD METALS TRAINING in the Region and at the Lead Sheet Training Academy Kent
The Master Roofers/NCTS Centre in Salford, Greater Manchester, has availability for training in lead & hard metal work. This could be upskilling or simply refresher training
The Lead Sheet Training Academy, Peckham, Kent, offers both lead and hard metal training. All their courses result in either a City & Guilds qualification, NVQ or other recognised qualification
We are involved in the new Government sponsored Kickstart Scheme! 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.
“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 to assist their Members in the recruitment of new staff.
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 email@example.com
GET “SITE-READY” – if you’re brand-new to construction & you live in Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside or North Wales, contact us now for free training, HSE touch-screen test and green CSCS card, as we’re working with Procure Plus who offer this. Much better chance of a job in construction for those who follow this route as potential employers will recognise that you mean business. This isn’t just about a career in the roofing sector, it’s for any career in construction. Contact us firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM August 2020 – FUNDING FOR TRAINING IS BACK! FREE or heavily subsidised TRAINING for MEMBERS of NW Roof Training Group who are CITB registered. All CITB grant eligible training is included in this brand-new project. Limited amount of support available.
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 latest 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 month training following the block release pattern (1 week at College, 3 with the employer)
Skills Construction Centre Kirkham, Preston – this Training Provider offers a roll-on, roll-of facility – start when convenient for you, next official start date early January 2021
Note: Apprentices must be employed to follow this route
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, 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