Inspiring Talent Academy

We have the opportunity to inspire others by giving them the benefit of our knowledge and experience as they start out on their journey to realise their potential


The chances are we’ve all known someone who has inspired us in our careers, or in life generally. Often these are people who believed in us and gave us belief in ourselves, people who encouraged and supported us to achieve our ambitions.











Maybe it was a family member or a teacher – perhaps it was a football coach or dance instructor or maybe a boss from our workplace or an early mentor.

Or maybe we have taken inspiration ourselves from someone in history – someone who’s achieved something incredible or said something that’s left a mark on us and given us inspiration?

As employers and leaders ourselves, we have the opportunity to inspire others – by giving them the benefit of our knowledge and experience as they start out on their journey to realise their potential.


The Building Our Skills Inspiring Talent Academy has been created to inspire and develop individuals identified by their employers as having the potential to make a long-term contribution to their business, and the Fenestration Industry.

It has been designed to nourish raw talent and start to unleash potential – supporting those who participate to build bright and successful careers.

The Academy focusses on helping students identify their strengths; learn about their personal thinking style; how to communicate effectively with others; understand the benefits of team working; how to give inspiration and show leadership; how a business works.

There’s also lots of great information about the Fenestration Industry to boost their knowledge and widen their understanding of what a great place it is to make their career.

By nominating your talent on to this programme you will be investing in both your employee’s and company’s future success.

If you would like more information about the Building Our Skills Inspiring Talent Academy please fill in the form on 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.


Find out more about Inspiring Talent Academy

Who's can attend the Inspiring Talent Academy?

Absolutely anybody.  In real terms it was designed with younger people in mind, those new 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 changing roles in the industry, those whose careers are progressing and going in a different direction.

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

A place at the academy cost £1500.  This includes all the course content and the development of a follow up plan at the conclusion of the programme and a formal accreditation through GQA Qualifications, the industry’s leading awarding body.

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 in the industry who might want to develop their staff.

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

Why not donate a place at 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 for someone to learn and get inspired about the industry, and help them to develop their skills and make Fenestration their career of Choice.

Great as a part of your own Corporate Social Responsibility strategy or just a brilliant way to put something back into the industry, get in touch if you would like to participate.

Please get in contact through the form on this page or email and we will be delighted to call you back and talk through 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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