Practical Skills in Construction 2019

A short training course to give young people, who are not in education, employment or training, the opportunity to learn about the construction industry and get a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card.

On Monday 21st – Thursday 31st October 2019, we are bringing back the ‘Practical Skills in Construction’ training week, a successful community initiative that we previously led back in 2016.

During the two-week training programme, participants will get practical ‘hands-on’ experience on things like groundworks, bricklaying, carpentry and finishing. They will receive the necessary Health & Safety education to allow them to sit for a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card and thus have access to job opportunities on construction sites in and around the city.

The course will be made up of various learning opportunities, workshops and site visits thanks to the generous involvement of other local businesses. Participants will get the opportunity to meet people from major construction firm partners and develop their knowledge on a variety of trades and jobs that are available.

“We understand that in recent times it is increasingly difficult for young people to get onto the career ladder. We wished to offer them the right tools and knowledge to gain full time work.

We believe that such initiatives are needed to help tackle the current skills shortage and safe guard the future of our industry, helping others at the same time.” – Adam Humphrey, HOP Director.

Those supporting and taking part in the initiative include:




HOP in the community