Building Heroes announces green skills programme

Building Heroes has launched its first-ever green skills programme with training partner Gateshead College.

The award-winning, non-profit organisation which provides training and career opportunities to the Armed Forces community, has launched the retrofit assessor/surveyor course to address the increasing demand for skilled professionals in the rapidly evolving green construction and utility sectors. 

By joining forces with Gateshead College, Building Heroes is taking a step towards closing the green skills gap that has emerged as a significant challenge for these industries in response to the 2050 decarbonisation targets and the government’s net zero strategy.

As part of this collaboration, Building Heroes is committed to working closely with training providers for the delivery of the green skills training and with industry to ensure it is meeting the urgent needs of recruitment to the sector. 

These collaborations will bridge the gap between the military service joining the civilian workforce by offering tailored training and resources to the armed forces community, ultimately enabling them to embark on a successful career path in the green sector.

Karen Jefford, Building Heroes CEO, said: “As Building Heroes approaches its 10th anniversary, we are thrilled to usher in a new era with the launch of our first green skills programme at Gateshead College. 

“We have always been committed to empowering our military community and former service personnel, and this new initiative represents a forward-thinking step to providing them with relevant skills for the exciting opportunities they deserve.

“The green skills/retrofit industry is rapidly growing, and with the environmental and energy-efficiency demands of the modern world, this training programme will not only bridge the gap between service and civilian life but also open doors to sustainable career paths.” 

This course will take place over five consecutive weeks and blend classroom and workshop activities complemented with site experience. 

After the learners have graduated, Building Heroes will support them, providing information, advice, career pathways and national job opportunities, working with national and local employers and industry partners.

Click here to find out more about the new training course. 

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