Located in Bransholme, Hull, the Humber Construction Hub (HCH) has been working in partnership through our initial funding from the Department for Education (DfE), managed through the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) Construction Skills Fund, with fourteen employment and training providers across the Humber region. Our capital funding was granted through the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Local Growth Fund.
The programme has delivered training to 767 learners enabling them to become employment and site ready, delivering 1,047 level 1, 2 and 3 qualifications and a further 1,438 employability interventions, such as mentoring, work experience, site visits, employability workshops since the funding was awarded. For the specific Key Performance indicators we have supported 442 learners who were from non-traditional entry routes and under-represented groups (our target was 346, 128% achieved), as well as 401 learners who have never previously worked in construction (our target was 115, 349% achieved).
To date 267 (end of June 2020) have commenced employment. This programme alone has generated more than £9m through our Social Return on Investment calculations meaning for every £1 we have invested £11.06 worth of social impact has been created.
Our development will see us continue to deliver construction training for partners as well as seek new external funding to deliver additional courses in construction for the local Tier 1 , 2 and 3 contractors, but also extend our reach into other industries, supporting the wider Humber region’s Covid-19 recovery plan.
The HCH supports Efficiency North’s long-term vision to provide opportunities for individuals in its member landlords’ communities who are furthest from the labour market through pre-employment development, work experience and apprenticeships to support social mobility.