A joint initiative between Government and industry, the free platform matches those who are looking for work to companies looking to hire. Working across the supply chain, the not-for-profit portal offers a prominent space for talented and experienced candidates to showcase what they can offer, while giving businesses a great platform to find not just the best, but the right skills.
Early adopters to the programme include major construction employers Barratt Homes, Taylor Wimpey and Balfour Beatty.
Construction Minister, and Construction Leadership Council (CLC) co-chair, Nadhim Zahawi MP said: “The Government knows that by supporting jobs we can secure the UK’s recovery from Covid-19. Construction will play an important part in that recovery, so it is vital that we retain the sector’s talent. I am delighted that there has been such strong interest from employers in the Scheme.”
ACE members Tony Gee and WSP are also among the first to be advertising roles on the portal. Members who have expressed an interest will be contacted over the coming days and weeks to complete their registration and add roles to the site.
Hannah Vickers, chief executive of ACE, added: “We’ve been really busy behind the scenes over the last couple of weeks, working collaboratively with other CLC members to help make this a reality for the good of the industry. We’re delighted in the response from employers so far, and the huge interest this has generated.“
“For ACE members who have already shared that they’re interested, we will be getting in touch as soon as possible to take the next steps. You will soon be able to advertise roles and find talented and experienced people to meet your changing skills needs. Together we will help avoid the talent drain witnessed in previous recessions.”
Find out more on our dedicated page where you can also find replays of our webinars.
To help both businesses and candidates make the most of the free skills platform, ACE hosted two webinars featuring a practical presentation of the platform. Stuart Young from BEIS and Chris Jarman, director at Talent Retention Solutions joined us for these webinars.