Construction faces unprecedented skills shortages but also great opportunities, which is why we are doing exciting work in this sector.
Many of our colleges offer a broad range of construction provision at levels 1-5 as well as higher apprenticeships and degree level provision. Collab Group colleges are playing a leading role in ensuring the next generation of construction workers are equipped with the skills to succeed in an ever changing industry.
Many of our colleges are genuine centres of expertise with state-of-the-art facilities complimented by expert tutors and lecturers.
The national reach of Collab Group colleges allow us to uniquely offer bespoke solutions for both large and small employers at local and national levels.
The construction sector is a vital industry for economic growth; it accounts for 10% of the UK's GDP and employs 1.5 million people. Despite a welcomed increase in demand in recent years, the industry still faces considerable challenges. Chief among these are the problems posed by widening skills gaps and the difficulty employers face in recruiting to key occupations.
Collab Group regularly engages with key employers and trade associations, including Build UK and the CBI, to ensure we are aware of the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.
We are well placed to advise on the implications of the apprenticeship levy for both large and small employers looking to upskill their existing workforce or train new members of staff.
Bedford College Group
Through our network Collab Group is able to utilise the experience and expertise of its leaders to offer services to both public and private sector clients. We can provide large scale delivery of apprenticeships for employers as well as expert consultation services relating to skills and education, including advice and insight on the changes in apprenticeship funding and the impact of the levy. The strength of our member network ensures we can collectively produce meaningful solutions to a range of skills-related issues.