Construction company Robert Woodhead Limited (part of the Woodhead Group) and Chesterfield College have entered into an agreement to work together on a range of initiatives to help the next generation discover more about careers in construction and develop the skills they need.
The Learning Partnership Agreement builds on the long-standing relationship between the two organisations. It formalises the way they will work together in the future, building on the successful apprenticeship and work experience schemes they already have in place.
It also introduces some new initiatives which will bring more work experience and training opportunities, taster days for school pupils and work around encouraging women into construction.
Janine Borderick, People Development Director at Robert Woodhead Ltd, said: “This agreement is really important to help us grow the talent we need for the future. This will help us to reach people outside of our apprenticeship programme.
“We want to share our experience of the industry with people and give them an introduction to the wide range of career paths that are available in construction. We want people to come and see what we do and, together with the college, we will be shouting about the opportunities there are to work in the industry.”
Terry Brickles, Curriculum Operations Manager for Construction, said: “Robert Woodhead Ltd have always valued the education and training we offer to provide them with a skilled workforce. They know that by working alongside us to support school and college students we will be able to pool resources to encourage the next generation into construction.
“I am excited about the initiatives we have planned and I look forward to helping more construction experts of the future develop the skills they need to be successful.”