The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) says the shortfall in the number of skilled construction workers in the UK is currently at its highest point since 2007.
Working with MK College to promote construction training is a great way to attract fresh, engaged workers into your business and contribute to growing the construction workforce of the future.
About MK College
At MK College, we are specialists in technical vocational training, offering everything from Apprenticeships in Construction trades to short courses and degree-level qualifications – and thanks to our broad curriculum, we can offer solutions for staff in all parts of your business.
When partnering with us you will be uniquely placed to engage with future talent and grow your own talent pipeline through employer guest speaker opportunities, meaningful work experience placements, employer forums and input into our curriculum design. What’s more, our staff are experienced and knowledgeable having worked in industry themselves and can help you stay on top of all the latest industry trends.
Figures released by the Office of National Statistics in October 2019 show there were 334,332 skilled construction and building trade workers aged between 50 and 64 and 44,681 over 65 in the UK – most of whom will typically be expected to retire over the next 15 years.
“MK College are a fantastic provider and ensure all stakeholders receive a quality service, from the apprentices and their managers to me as the Apprenticeship Lead. MK College Tutors and the Employer Engagement Team are very responsive and communicative, other providers should take note! Their flexi-intakes have enabled us to enrol apprentices at the right time for the individual and the business. I also find the employer view on OneFile an easy and effective way of monitoring apprentice progress.”
“CTE has been working with MK College for two years and it’s been an incredibly positive experience. Both of our apprentices have exceeded our expectations. The process of signing up an apprentice can be daunting to the uninitiated; however, the team at the College are helpful at every stage.”
“MK College’s commitment to the delivery of excellent customer service has stood out. From recruitment and candidate assessment through to onboarding and continued support and communication, the team have been nothing short of phenomenal.”
“Santa Maria has worked with MK College for several years. They helped us with recruiting our previous apprentice and after having such a good experience we have since taken on our current apprentice through the college. The level of candidates is particularly good, and the college are extremely helpful throughout the process.”
“As a nursery, we have been working closely with Milton Keynes College for many years welcoming students on long term placements and on one-off visits to the nursery. This has been a successful venture for us, as we currently have in our staff team four members of staff who were students with us; two of whom are now employed as room mangers.”
“PJ Care is currently working alongside MK College in a number of ways, and this is something we are extremely proud of. We have managed to up skill our existing workforce by utilising Apprenticeship programmes, bespoke training packages and through promoting the fully funded Health and Social Care Distance Learning courses.”
“Kids Play Childcare are proud to support Milton Keynes College, and sponsor the Early Years Childcare area of learning. It is a mutually beneficial partnership that we see going from strength to strength.”