Construction training courses fill as the number of local vacancies grow

23 Jun 2021


49864614_2055420867880906_469311673434374144_nSt Helens Chamber have seen an encouraging uplift in local people taking up their free construction training as lockdown lifts. With training delivered in their purpose-built training centre in Parr St Helens, local people can get the skills and experience they need to progress their careers or enter local employment.

Neil Rigby, Team Leader at the Construction Training Centre commented: “It’s very encouraging to see just how busy the Construction Training Centre is at the moment. We’re getting a fantastic response to our free training courses and its clear that local people are ready to work on their skills as we come out of lockdown.

“We know from local labour market information that the Construction industry is booming locally, and so our free short courses provide the perfect way for someone to take that first step into the world of Construction.”

The Chamber runs a range of free short courses in their Construction Training Centre, open to anyone aged 19+ living in the Liverpool City Region. Each course is designed with local employers and gives local people the skills they need for the jobs available in the area.

Neil added: “We run courses regularly, so even though places are limited at the moment there’s plenty of courses to choose from over the coming weeks and months. We’ve got safety precautions in place and all of our training centres are COVID safe too.

“The support doesn’t stop there either, once trainees are finished on the courses they can speak to qualified careers advisers who can help them find and apply for work – giving them the best possible chances of success.”

Trainees can also leave the Construction Training Centre with a nationally recognised qualification depending on the course they choose. Qualifications are available on the Essential Construction course and Warehousing and Storage training and can provide a vital addition to any CV.

Neil explained: “All of our courses are designed to give trainees the best chances of gaining employment, and you can gain some fantastic qualifications to add to your CV.

“On our Essential Construction course, we offer a fully funded CSCS card to trainees -this is something you’ll often need to work on site so we want to make sure trainees have everything they could need to start employment. Warehousing is another growth sector, and our course will give trainees a level 2 qualification so they can stand out to employers locally.”

The Construction Training Centre has launched many successful careers in the construction industry, and will continue to do so as lockdown continues to lift.

Neil commented: “I would encourage anyone who is thinking about getting into construction to come and see us. We’ve already seen a massive increase in attendees of these courses and can see locally more and more vacancies are appearing in this area, so there’s plenty of opportunities for people willing to learn.”

To find out more about construction training at St Helens Chamber’s Construction Training Centre, call on 01744 698800 or email