In a significant stride toward bridging the skills gap in the UK’s construction and infrastructure sector, Hercules Site Services proudly announces the grand opening of the Hercules Construction Academy in Nuneaton, West Midlands. Nestled in the heart of the country, this cutting-edge training facility is poised to become a beacon of excellence, catering to the evolving needs of the industry.
Training Tomorrow’s Workforce:
“The landmark launch represents an incredibly exciting time for Hercules and the wider industry. We recognize the rapidly changing training and skills landscape and believe we can deliver the very best in construction training throughout the UK,” shares Brusk Korkmaz, CEO of Hercules Site Services.
The Academy kicks off its journey with an ambitious plan to train up to 400 new entrants in its first year, with a broader vision of upskilling and educating thousands in the years to come. Offering a diverse curriculum, the courses range from health and safety essentials to specialized training in utility det
ection, working at heights, overhead powerline awareness, highways, and more.
Hercules Construction Academy ensures that learners receive an education with qualifications accredited by reputable organisations including The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the National Open College Network, and the Energy & Utility Skills Register. “It’s fantastic to see key employers like Hercules offering gold standard T-Levels, alongside high-quality apprenticeships, and other qualifications,” commends Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships, and Higher Education Robert Halfon.
These certifications are designed to enhance employability in an industry that demands skilled professionals.
Economic Impact and Industry Partnerships:
The launch of Hercules Construction Academy is not just about education; it’s a strategic move with ripple effects on the local and regional economy. With projections indicating a need for an additional 225,000 workers in the construction industry by 2027, the Academy is well-positioned to support major projects across the UK.
Having a robust history of collaboration with industry giants such as Balfour Beatty, Costain, Kier, Skanska, Dyer & Butler, and Volker Fitzpatrick, Hercules Site Services solidifies its position as a key player in supplying skilled labor for high-profile projects like HS2.
“I am so pleased the Hercules Construction Academy is being launched in Nuneaton. The Hercules Academy based here in Nuneaton offers a diverse range of accredited courses to help aspiring professionals and equip industry roles,” expresses Rt Hon Marcus Jones MP, MP for Nuneaton.
Backing from Influential Figures:
The Hercules Construction Academy launch has received accolades from influential figures, including Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships, and Higher Education Robert Halfon. He commended the Academy for offering “gold standard T-Levels” and high-quality apprenticeships, emphasizing its role in building a skilled workforce without the burden of student debt.
Local leaders, such as Cllr Martin Watson, Warwickshire County Council Portfolio Holder for Economy, echoed their support for the project, recognizing its potential to significantly boost opportunities for residents to explore fulfilling careers in construction.
As the Hercules Construction Academy sets forth on its mission to shape the future workforce of the construction and infrastructure industry, it stands as a testament to innovation, practical training, and unwavering support for the next generation of professionals. This marks the beginning of an exciting chapter for those aspiring to make their mark in the dynamic field of construction.
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