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Construction Assessors Recruitment Drive Launched

A project has launched to recruit and train 100 new construction assessors across all of Scotland’s construction Colleges.

Current construction assessors pictured with key representatives from ESP and CITB at a Taylor Wimpey Site in Cambuslang

Current construction assessors pictured with key representatives from ESP and CITB at a Taylor Wimpey Site in Cambuslang

This is a two-year project targeting experienced tradespeople working in the construction sector. It is being driven by ESP and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), in partnership with 24 Scottish colleges, government agencies and private training providers. This unique project will recruit and train 100 new construction assessors that will enable the efficient delivery of assessments for apprenticeships in Scotland.

John Renwick, Construction Sector Manager for ESP, said:

“Becoming an assessor can be a rewarding career choice and the opportunity to shape the next generation of talent.  It is a key role in the success of the construction sector, helping new entrants to gain their qualifications and become highly skilled in their trade.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced industry professionals to use their skills and knowledge in a new capacity and we would encourage them to find out more about this fantastic job opportunity.”

The successful candidates will have the opportunity to help support and deliver the industry’s future workforce applying their current experience to assess apprentices on site, as well as ensuring qualifications are delivered to a high standard through compliance with both internal and external awarding policies, procedures and processes.

Assessors will be recruited across a range of curriculum areas, including:

  • Carpentry & Joinery
  • Brickwork
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Interior Systems
  • Timber Frame Erection
  • Floorcovering
  • Roof Slate & Tiling
  • Wall & Floor Tiling
  • Stone Masonry
  • Wood Machining
  • Plastering

Colleges and training providers will continue to recruit individually, while the assessor vacancies will be promoted via a national joined up campaign.

This sector leading project will also deliver a national training and development plan  for new assessors which will complement essential qualifications being undertaken through the colleges.

Ian Hughes, Partnerships Director, CITB Scotland, said:

“Our evidence-based approach to the funding we provide helps the construction industry to deliver tailored training and assessment to fulfil Scotland’s skills needs.

“The Scottish Assessors project is a great example of how we work in partnership with training delivery organisations to ensure that construction has the right people, with the right skills, in the right place.

“The recruitment and upskilling of assessors for specific trades – and in specific regions of Scotland – will have a hugely positive impact on the delivery of a greater number of much-needed, fully trained and qualified apprentices to the Scottish workforce.”

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