Seddon is set to create major job and training opportunities through housing schemes
in the North West and the Midlands after securing National Skills Academy for
backing from the National Skills Academy formally endorses Seddon’s plans to
train 50 apprentices, create over 90 new jobs locally and organise 134 work
placements as well as providing extensive training programmes for its subcontractors,
careers events in schools and support for schools delivering construction-related
leading industry accreditation is a significant seal of approval for our
training approach, recognising our dedication to developing our own workforce,
and that of our supply chain, as well as creating employment and job opportunities
for local residents as we build new affordable homes across the North West and
the Midlands,” says Seddon managing director Jonathan Seddon.
is recognition from the National Skills Academy for Construction of our
commitment to making a difference for local neighbourhoods and the industry as
a whole through high-quality training programmes and by providing jobs and
training in the communities wherever we work.”
The National Skills Academy for Construction is
delivered by CITB, the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for
Construction, and aims to deliver high quality, tailored construction training
to prepare people for jobs, up-skill the existing workforce and attract new
talent to the industry.
National Skills Academy for Construction projects
are being rolled out across the UK.
Neen, National Skills Academy for
Construction performance co-ordinator (North), comments: "It’s great to see another employer being
awarded National Skills Academy for Construction status in the North West and the
Midlands. The National Skills Academy for Construction promotes exemplary
infrastructure projects which deliver skills and training, and helps to
establish procurement best practice through a client-based model to grow
employment in local communities.”
training programme will be delivered through new-build housing and regeneration
projects worth around £157 million set to be undertaken by Seddon over the next
the North West, these include schemes to deliver new housing worth £10.6
million in Bolton for Great Places Housing Group; a £2.1 million new-build
housing project in Bolton for Bolton at Home; £6.4 million of housing
refurbishment work for Salix Homes in Manchester; a £2.4 million new-build
housing scheme for Plus Dane Group in Liverpool and a £2.1 million new-build
homes scheme in Runcorn for Halton Housing Trust.
the Midlands, projects which will deliver the training include around £43
million of new-build housing schemes for Sanctuary Housing Association with
projects in Telford and Stoke-on-Trent and an £11.1 million programme of work
for Ascent (a joint venture partnership between Staffordshire
Moorlands District Council and Your Housing Group) in Leek, Cheadle and Biddulph in Staffordshire.
National Skills Academy status is the latest in a series of accolades for
Seddon’s training approach. This summer,
Seddon was named Employer of the Year (for the second time in three years) by
the UK Contractors Group (UKCG) which represents the building industry’s
leading contractors. The company celebrated its 75th anniversary of
recruiting apprentices in 2012, with 88 apprentices recruited across Seddon
Group during that year.