SPV Special Projects Ltd
SPV Special Projects Ltd is a family business based in Walsall that specialises in refurbishing roofing and cladding in the industrial and commercial sectors and is in three-year frameworks with organisations such as the Co-op, Jones Lang Lasalle, the NHS and Iceland Foods.
It employs over 100 staff–10 of them apprentices. As roofing contractors, SPV are well aware of the current skills shortage and the difficulties in attracting new entrants to our industry.
This was the main reason behind creating the Training Hub to look to assist with this and encourage more young people to consider a career in construction – roofing especially.
With this in mind, SPV have partnered with Juniper Training to offer a free bespoke offer that will equip young people aged 16-18 with everything they need to be construction site ready to progress into employment or onto an apprenticeship.
The Building Futures course is delivered half from our purpose-built workshop in Walsall which has been created to offer a safe and controlled environment and half from the Juniper Training centre in Walsall.
Upon completion students will have gained a CSCS Card, Level 1 Introduction to Construction, Manual Handling, Fire safety, Asbestos Awareness and Manual Handling Training as well as hands-on industry specific practical training in all areas of the roofing industry.
Where needed, students can also do GCSE retakes and/or English and maths Functional Skills qualifications. Learners will complete the 24-week course competent in all aspects of roofing including carpentry, slating and tiling, cladding and waterproofing, ready and able to work in the construction industry. Throughout the course potential employers are connected with the learners in the expectation that they then progress into employment in the industry.
Our main objective is for students to secure apprenticeships upon completion of the course and we work closely with local roofing companies to introduce them to our new trainees and ask for them to give the students opportunities to enter the industry.