Mulbury recognises the need for investment in the next generation of the construction industry. Without new investment, the current skills shortage will only increase, as the image of the industry needs to change to attract new recruits.
Mulbury is committed to ensuring that we maximise the potential to promote training opportunities within all our development activities. Mulbury is building on its existing skills commitments to back the Homes and Communities Agency’s requirement that its capital funding should create employment and skills opportunities.
Mulbury is working with Constructing the Future, a CITB backed initiative which guarantees young people a two year apprenticeship programme. This shared apprenticeship scheme allows the flexibility to move between employers in order to complete a full apprenticeship. Mulbury is now able to offer apprenticeship opportunities on its smaller projects.
In addition to these apprenticeship opportunities, Mulbury appreciates the importance of working within the wider community, and offers workshops and site visits to local schools and colleges. These workshops aim to highlight opportunities for careers in Construction or related industries.
Mulbury’s own strategy is to ensure that on our projects:
• Local skills and labour are being used
• Local communities are involved
• Training and development is being offered to all parties involved in a project
• Supply chain partners are offering opportunities for apprenticeships and work experience
These strategic objectives are monitored through the project’s key performance indicators, which are collated and reviewed monthly on a scheme by scheme basis, both internally at Mulbury and with each client.