Here at Airwright Midland we are passionate about attracting and retaining talent in the construction industry. Our 40-strong team of scaffolders are the lifeblood of our business, and we understand the importance of recruiting the very best people to deliver a safe, reliable and quality service for our clients.

Home building is facing a major skills crisis. The UK urgently needs more homes built, but there’s simply not enough people joining the industry, whether as school leavers, graduates or as experienced professionals.

That’s why we’ve signed up to the Housebuilding Skills Federation ‘Skills Pledge’, a whole-industry effort working towards shared goals, bringing about a long-term shift in culture and behaviour at all levels of the industry.

The pledge says that as a sector we will:

1. Collaborate and share
We will work with the industry to share best practice across attraction, recruitment and skills development.

2. Train to a standard
We are committed to ensuring that all of our workforce are trained and qualified to a recognised industry standard that equips them with the skills and experiences needed for their roles, meets our business needs and fosters a more positive working environment.

3. Engage and support
We will lead by example by committing to train all our recruits to the agreed Home Building Skills Partnership developed standards for their roles, and actively support our sub-contractors to do the same on an ongoing basis.

4. Champion diversity and inclusion
We are committed to recruiting a more diverse workforce to assist in improving the skills gap facing our industry, ensure breadth of thinking and that the sector is recognised for being inclusive and progressive.

5. Promote careers
We are committed to promoting home building as a primary career choice with well understood career paths, exceptional training, qualifications and prospects, through the way we attract and actively develop our workforce.

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