230,000 construction jobs are set to be created throughout the UK in the next 5 years, according to the latest Construction Skills Network report.
The East Midlands’ construction industry is also expected to expand, creating 3,110 jobs across the region every year.
A new £50,000 grant scheme is being launched by The Sir Thomas White’s Northampton Charity Grant Fund (Sir Thomas White’s Fund) which will provide grant funding of up to £1,000 to each successful applicant to support construction training which helps people to get a job or improve their career prospects.
These grants are available to young people aged between 16 and 34 years, who have been resident in the Borough of Northampton for at least five years. It can be spent on any recognised qualification which will help people to break into the industry and find new skills.
The types of things that can be supported include certificates of competence in the use of machinery, health and safety certifications and construction trade skills. A wider range of courses will be available for September entry, so do review our website nearer the time if you are looking for other construction courses that may qualify for this support.
In order to apply, applicants must be individuals (not businesses or training providers), they must not have started or committed to training prior to application approval and may be required to provide evidence of other funding contributions towards total costs.
Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership (NEP) will be administering the grant programme on behalf of Sir Thomas White’s Northampton Charity.
Find out more about our range of courses in Mechanical Handling and Health and Safety. For further information on the funding, please visit NEP’s website.