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The Construction Talent Retention Scheme

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The Construction Talent Retention Scheme


As part of the Chancellor’s Plan For Jobs announcement yesterday (Wednesday 8th July), the Construction Talent Retention Scheme was unveiled.

A partnership between the Government and industry (led by the Construction Leadership Council), the Construction Talent Retention Scheme seeks to keep skills in the sector by giving displaced workers a route to find new employment in construction.


A dedicated online platform

The Scheme will be delivered via a dedicated online resourcing portal, already proven in other industries, that supports redeployment of staff at risk of redundancy across the sector while also enabling temporary employee loans between businesses.

Set to launch at the end of the month (w/c 20th July), the online platform will enable candidates to actively promote their talents and skills to recruiting organisations through the creation of a candidate profile. Recruiting organisations will be able to create tailored company pages and microsites to promote their business and advertise latest vacancies, news and events.


A focus on skills retention

The BWF believes that the retention and development of existing talent in the woodworking and joinery manufacturing sector is key to preventing a skills crisis that could threaten the growth of our industry. We fully support the Construction Talent Retention Scheme and see it as an innovative way to avoid a talent drain, not only across our sector, but the wider construction industry. Over the forthcoming weeks we will work with members to encourage the scheme’s use and success.

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