Collab Group and Keepmoat create bespoke apprenticeships and training

Keepmoat Homes has selected the Collab Group of Colleges to manage its apprenticeship and training provision across the UK in order to attract and train new talent into construction and housebuilding.

The national housebuilder is the first to partner with Collab Group, will create bespoke apprenticeship and training programmes through The Sheffield College.

Keepmoat announced the new scheme at its annual Trainee, Apprentice and Graduate Awards, where Collab Group and The Sheffield College were both in attendance to enjoy this event which recognises and rewards the achievements of new and emerging talent.

Ian Pretty, CEO of Collab Group (right), says: “I am delighted that Collab Group, alongside our key member Sheffield College, has formed a partnership with Keepmoat Homes to support their talent attraction and retention strategies. Keepmoat recognises the importance of investing in people; to identify emerging talent and shape the leaders of the future. Further education colleges will play a key role in helping the construction and housebuilding sectors address their wider workforce development needs and I am excited about the opportunities to work together.”

James Thomson, CEO at Keepmoat Homes (left), says: “Through our exciting partnership with the Collab Group and Sheffield College we can offer training that is based around the skills required by employers in the construction industry. This will ensure students are equipped with all the knowledge and skills needed to take on fulfilling careers and will help to reduce the ever growing skills gap faced by the industry. We are committed to providing young people with new opportunities and quality experiences and through this attracting the best talent to work with us as we continue to grow our company.”

Andrew Hartley, who is commercial director at The Sheffield College, adds: “We welcome the opportunity to work with Keepmoat Homes and build skills for the future in the construction industry. The apprenticeship levy provides large employers with a great opportunity to invest in and mould new talent to meet their business and skills needs.”

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