FIS is looking for employers to offer work trials or employment to candidates that are currently taking part in Skills Bootcamps.

We are currently seeking employers that are:

  • Based in the London or West Midlands area that has vacancies for Drylining, Carpentry or Bricklaying contractors
  • Are happy to offer a two- week work trial on completion of the Bootcamp
  • Can provide an interview at the end of the work trial for a term of no less than 12 weeks

Skills Bootcamps are a Department for Education (DfE) initiative which has been developed in partnership with local employers, training providers and local authorities to help fill skills gaps and vacancies in their areas.

The Skills Bootcamps for construction are open to anyone aged 19 and over, looking to change sectors or progress in their current industry. They offer flexible courses lasting up to 16 weeks and include classroom-based, on-the-job and short courses. All Bootcamp participants are guaranteed a job interview at the end of the course.

FIS member Construction Helpline are offering government funded Skills Bootcamps which are part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee, giving people the opportunity to build up sector-specific skills and fast-track to an interview with an employer.

To get involved in the Skills Bootcamps in your region, contact

Further information is available at Free Government Funded Skills Bootcamps in Drylining, Bricklaying, Carpentry & Occupational work Supervision. Apply now for free with Construction Helpline