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Access discounted training at the Construction Training Centre

Our doors are back open and we are delivering training courses in the following sectors: Plant Scaffolding Driver training Funded training courses We have always prioritised the safety of our customers, which is why we will be enforcing best practices for social distancing. We have been delivering industry leading training throughout the period of lockdown through digital methods and will …

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Why you should complete your ADR licence

If you are new to the driving industry, or currently hold the HGV Class 2 Cat C licence, we can help you progress your career through our ADR training courses. Our training courses are available to people that have two or more years’ worth of driving experience, and hold a valid CPC card. ADR stands for Accord Dangerous Routier, and …

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Weston College providing construction training for the region

The Construction Training Centre has been open for just over four months, and is already proving a popular destination for construction firms. The centre was developed in response to the growing demand for a trained and skilled construction workforce, and is the first of its kind in the region. It isn’t focussed on providing training for one industry, but is …

Are you an ex-serviceman looking to re-train? A Weston College construction course could be the perfect option

Every year, around 14,000 military personnel leave the forces. Many will have worked ‘hands-on’, operating in challenging, high-pressured settings that demand teamwork, leadership and project management skills. When you consider these qualities are also in great demand within the construction industry, it suggests a natural fit for many ex-servicemen and women, who often struggle to find suitable employment when they …

Construction Training Centre gets thumbs up from employers

Having recently written about the precarious situation in which further education currently find itself, it’s great to be able to discuss a far more positive subject. Our newly built Construction Training Centre has been open a few months now and has, so far, met with universal approval. There’s a good chance you’ve already seen the centre as it’s visible as …

New multi-million pound training centre at Weston College to boost construction skills in the region

Weston College is set to play a lead role in tackling the construction skills shortage by opening a multi-million pound training centre. The Weston College Construction Training Centre, completed by Midas Construction, opens in May and aims to offer training in seven key areas of training – plant, health and safety, scaffolding, highway and groundworks, warehousing (e.g. forklift training) and apprenticeships. The state-of-the-art training centre has been created in …

Why choose a career in the construction industry?

There have rarely been more employment opportunities in the UK construction industry than there are at present. Companies are crying out for a new generation of qualified workers due to a skills shortage driven by new infrastructure projects, the government’s plans to build 300,000 homes a year, digitalisation of the industry and a rate of retirement that’s outstripping recruitment. The …

Weston College partners with Simian to open CISRS regional centre

Weston College is set to play a lead role in tackling the construction industry skills shortage by opening a brand new industry focused training centre. The Weston College Construction Training Centre, based just off Junction 21 of the M5, will open in spring 2019 and represents a £3.8 million investment. It will offer training in three key construction areas – …

Weston College is tackling the regional skills shortage head-on

Two-thirds of business leaders in Britain don’t believe they will be able to find enough skilled people to fill job vacancies in the coming years. This startling figure – from a recent CBI survey – highlights the scale of the challenge to address skills shortages in numerous sectors. To fill these skills gaps, it’s essential that education providers work closely …

Weston College to open state-of-the-art Construction Training Centre

Weston College is set to play a lead role in tackling the construction industry skills shortage by opening a state-of-the-art industry focused training centre. The Weston College Construction Training Centre, based just off Junction 21 of the M5, will open in spring 2019 and represents a £3.8 million investment. It will offer training in three key construction areas – plant …