Willmott Dixon to open training centre in Birmingham

Grant Prior 12 years ago
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Willmott Dixon is planning a new construction training centre in Birmingham which will teach train up to 2,000 people a year.

The Willmott Dixon ‘Centre for Skills’ will train local staff and recruits to its new Green Deal division.

As well as providing training to Willmott Dixon employees, the facility will be open to colleges, community groups and local residents.

Rick Willmott, Group Chief Executive of Willmott Dixon said: “It will deliver the technical skills we require as a business and will also support our commitment to developing local skills.

“These will be qualifications employers want and the skills learnt are transferable within the job arena, with people outside Willmott Dixon also having the ability to undertake the same qualifications that our staff do, so a real asset to the community.

“Not only will this help provide sustainable employment routes within Willmott Dixon, it will support the Government’s wider skills agenda through training and development and ensuring those entering the industry have the necessary skills and competencies required by employers.”

The centre will open in July but an exact location in the city has not been confirmed.

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