Sector Skills Pledge

The FIS Sector Skills Pledge is your commitment as an employer to become a FIS Skills Champion and to embrace programmes that will help us as a sector to create a sustainable, competent and skilled workforce. To become a Skills Champion and to wear this badge with pride your organisation needs to commit and sign up to at least one of the programmes


About the Pledge?

“To secure future sector sustainability and address the skills shortages in key trades, we need to work together as a sector.  This will ensure a steady supply of new entrants into the sector who will be trained and skilled tradespeople with the right qualifications for their trade to deliver the projects needed.  Businesses can deliver lasting change by providing work experience, taking on apprentices and setting individuals up with skills and knowledge for long term careers.

We want to inspire young people to choose careers in construction as a first-choice option, not the last.  Changing perceptions and educating the next generation.

Why do it

Becoming a FIS Sector Skills Champion demonstrates your commitment to supporting new entrants in the sector and ensuring future sector sustainability.  This pledge highlights which businesses and employers are going the extra mile.

The FIS Sector Skills Pledge is an industry wide campaign to improve sector skills sustainability

Find and train new entrants – meet your social value obligations and unearth new workers in this dedicated programme to train and bring new individuals into the sector – click here

Encourage new entrants from the college sector – meet your social value obligations and open your sites and offices to college learners for work experience opportunities – click here

Qualify your workforce – committed to training the finishes and interiors workforce to NVQ 2  (equivalent) by 2020. Enabling your workforce skills to be recognised with the right matching qualification – click here to find out more

Showcase your dedication to skills – commit to the 5% Club challenge a dynamic cross-sector movement of employers working to create a shared prosperity across the UK by driving ‘earn and learn’ skills training opportunities – click here to find out more

Inspire the next generation of construction workers – promote and encourage attraction into construction through this campaign to all.

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