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Future Skills

Our goal is to equip our people with the skills they need both now and for the future, enhancing social mobility and inspiring new talent to join the industry.

Our Approach

The built environment sector is facing a skills crisis as more people are currently leaving the industry than joining it. With increasing production levels planned over the next decade, we are working to ensure we have the right people and skills to help us deliver by promoting the industry and encouraging young people to consider the range of career choices. We are also placing significant importance on upskilling our employees in preparation for the increasing use of modern methods of construction and digital technology.

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Actively champion careers in the built environment  

We engage with young people, education providers and employers to transform perceptions of careers in the built environment. By 2030 we aim to have engaged with more than 5,000 young people, as we champion the industry and showcase the breadth of attractive opportunities available to people from all walks of life.  

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Employee skills   

Upskilling our workforce, to support modernising industry

As we modernise production and digitalise other areas of our business, we are building a workforce with the flexible skillset needed for the future. We have already helped to design new apprenticeship standards to meet the needs of advanced manufacturing. By 2023 we will map the skills and competencies required, both now and for the future, across all disciplines in our business to ensure that we are training and upskilling our workforce for the future of the industry. This will include an increased focus on digital skills and ensuring competence in advance of emerging changes in regulatory requirements.

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Early careers    

5% of people working on our sites and in our offices will be an apprentice, graduate or in formal training

We believe there is a job for everyone in the built environment sector, and offer several pathways for people of all backgrounds to join the business. We run apprenticeship and graduate programmes and support more than 500 apprentices across our construction sites every year. We are proud to be a member of The 5% Club, ensuring that at least 5% of our employees and people working on our sites are a graduate, apprentice or sponsored student, and we will continue to work with our supply chain to support early careers.

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Awards, Accreditations & Partnerships

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Women Into Construction Platinum Member
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Latest News

Our Vision, Future Skills, Community Training

New Community Training Hub for Fleet at Hartland Village

St Edward has launched the new construction skills centre.

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Berkeley Group Graduate Scheme entries now open

The Graduate Scheme is a two year programme, which begins with a 6 month rotation across a wide range of roles in the business.

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REACH apprentice Charlotte triumphs at London Councils' Apprenticeship Awards

Charlotte Hughes, an apprentice Logistics Manager with Berkeley, was named 'Best apprentice working in the supply chain or in schools' at London Councils' 2020 London Borough Apprenticeship Awards.

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Another 60 Apprentices Welcomed as Skills Programmes Expand

Berkeley welcomes 60+ apprentices as skills programmes expand

The new recruits are starting a unique skills development programme that breaks the mould of conventional vocational training.

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Further Information

Rewarding Careers

There's a built environment career for everyone. Hear from the stars of our new video, as they explain how they found a role that brings out the best in them.

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Berkeley Group 2020 Our Vision update

This extract from the Berkeley Group Annual Report 2020 summarises performance during May 2018 to April 2020. It includes key achievements across each of the five focus areas in place during the commitment period.
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