Inspiring Talent Academy

If we can inspire others by giving them the benefit of our knowledge and experience as they start out on the  journey to realise their potential then we can also encourage them to make the industry their career of choice and not just a job for now.

The Building Our Skills Inspiring Talent Academy has been established to do just this by inspiring and encouraging those already in the industry to  make the Fenestration, Glass and Glazing industries their career of choice and not just a job for now.

If we can do this, as well as attracting new people to the industry, we will go a long way to bridging our skills gap, and create our workforce of tomorrow.

The Inspiring Talent Academy is a life long learning platform with a range of great learning modules, new options being added all the time, a programme of inspiration days, the option to have an industry mentor, and much much more.

The Academy underpins our aims perfectly – we want to Inform, Encourage, Support and Inspire.

See and download the academy prospectus here


















If you would like more information about the Building Our Skills Inspiring Talent Academy please fill in the form on the right of this page, email us or phone Vivien on 07453 940222 and we will be delighted to discuss your requirements and answer any questions you may have.


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Who's can attend the Inspiring Talent Academy?

Absolutely anybody.  In real terms it was designed with younger people in mind, those newer to the industry – in fact new to their careers or the world of work generally.

However, we are really keen to encourage people to progress their careers and the academy is also entirely relevant to those keen to change roles and who want to progress their careers in the industry.

How much does a place at the Inspiring Talent Academy Cost?

A place at the academy costs £1500 for lifelong membership.  This includes all the course content and  all the other added opportunities outlined in the prospectus.

Grant Funding direct from Building Our Skills

We have a number of partners in the industry that have donated funding to the Inspiring Talent Academy to support smaller businesses  who might want to develop their staff.

If you would like more information about grant funding for a staff member to join  the Building Our Skills Inspiring Talent Academy lifelong learning programme please  email

Why not make a donation to the Inspiring Talent Academy?

What a great way to support the Fenestration Industry in its quest to bridge the skills gap.  Why not donate some money to support a place on the Inspiring Talent Academy lifelong learning programme for someone to learn and get inspired about the industry, and help them to develop their skills and make the Fenestration, Glass and Glazing industries their career of Choice.

It’s a brilliant way to put something back into the industry,

Please get in touch through the contact form on this page or email and we will be delighted to call you back and talk through with you what you would like to do and how we can help you publicise your commitment and generosity.

Download the Inspiring Talent Academy Prospectus

Download the full Inspiring Talent Academy Prospectus here 

Mentor Programme

All students attending the Inspiring Talent Academy will have the opportunity of having a mentor allocated to them.

History shows that many of those who have achieved great things in their careers have benefitted from having a mentor to help them along the way.

Richard Branson

‘if you ask any successful business person, they will always say they had a great mentor at some point along the road’

Steven Spielberg

‘The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves’

Clint Eastwood

‘What I think the mentor gets is the great satisfaction of helping somebody along, helping somebody take advantage of an opportunity that maybe he or she did not have’



Would you like to volunteer to be an industry mentor?

If you would like to offer younger people at the outset of their careers the benefit of your experience why not become a Fenestration Industry mentor?

We can offer you training and the opportunity to undertake a formal mentoring qualification if you would like to.

If you think you might like to get involved why not get in touch through the form on this page or by email

It’d be great to hear from you.

Do you want to find out more?

Simply fill out the form below to download our resource on Inspiring Talent Academy

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