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Following the successful Midlands-based BuildBack cohort which took place last month, we are pleased to announce that the nationwide roll-out, part of the Fit-Out Futures strategy, will begin at Sheffield College in May.

The FIS BuildBack programme puts job seekers through two weeks of college drylining training followed by two weeks of onsite work experience with an employer, equipping them with the skills and competencies required to pursue a career in drylining.

We will be hosting a series of employer open days across the country; designed for employers to come along and meet with the drylining trainees and programme partners, look around the college facilities and hear more about the BuildBack programme and how it can benefit their business. Our partner colleges are scheduled to be opening their doors on the following dates:

Sheffield – 9 May 2018

South and City Birmingham – 31 May 2018

Wigan and Leigh (Greater Manchester Colleges Group) – 7 June 2018

NPTC Group of Colleges – 14 June 2018

Lewisham Southwark – 20 June 2018

Astins – 21 June 2018

Colchester – 22 June 2018

Silver Trowel – 5 July 2018

For local employers, this is an ideal opportunity to select semi-skilled drylining trainees for wage-free assistance on their projects. Getting involved in the FIS BuildBack Programme by providing work experience is a prime opportunity for employers to prove some aspects of fulfilment of their Section 106 contractual obligations.

Download the BuildBack Employer Flyer to find out more or register your interest via email: skills@thefis.org