Business Academy

Learning is a never ending process, and Building Our Skills is committed to offering the widest range of tools to help the industry upskill its workforce to meet future challenges

Building Our Skills recognises that one of the ways in which the Fenestration Industry can help to bridge its skills gap is to ensure that employees already in the industry, those committed to making it their career of choice, are supported to continue their personal and professional development through ongoing learning and training.

Our Business Academy has been designed to offer the widest range of learning opportunities and the programme will continue to grow through 2021 and beyond.  Our Master Class programme will see the delivery of key topics by industry specialists and all of these are free of charge.

Individual, group, team and bespoke course content will be available in a wide range of subject matters.  Our aim is to have all courses accredited so that learners, as well as the knowledge they gain, have something formal to show for their efforts at the end of their course.

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Master Class Programme 2021

Welcome to the Building Our Skills Master Class Programme 2021

Our spring season of Master Classes has been completed and we will announce details of our Autumn programme in due course.  Check back for details.

If you missed any of the Spring programme but would like more information, please see the details below and then simply email us for more information..

ALL classes are FREE to attend, simply follow the instructions against each class

18th March 11.00am – Understanding the Opportunities and Benefits of Engaging Apprentices

The team from Learning Skills Partnership will be telling those who attend the class about the benefits of engaging apprentices in the workplace.  Learning and Skills Partnership specialise in recruiting apprentices in business disciplines such as customer services, trade counter staff, sales, project management and accountancy among many others.  They will explain the value to your business of engaging people at a young age and enrolling them onto apprenticeships; they will explain funding mechanisms and the various government support initiatives; and will answer any questions you may have.

To register simply email and type ‘Apprenticeships’ in the title box and we will send you the link to join the class.

Thursday 25th March 11.00am – Best Practice in Sales

Building Our Skills is delighted to welcome back renowned sales trainer and mentor Boyd Mayover for his second master class.  For those who have not seen Boyd before, his style is to base all lessons and examples around real examples drawn from everyday life.  Those who have seen his ‘The importance of practice and preparation’ video where he talks about sporting greats like Roger Federer and Christiano Ronaldo to highlight the importance of practice will be familiar with his style.  In this session Boyd will pick on a number of key messages to help those involved in selling, whether internally or externally to improve their results, and he will answer any questions you may have.

To register simply email and type ‘Sales’ in the title box and we will send you the link to join the class.

Thursday 8th April 11.00am – Recruiting from the Military

Front Foot Recruitment will be talking to attendees about the process and the benefits of recruiting ex military personnel as they enter civilian life after completing their service.

Excellent work ethic, team work and camaraderie are key attributes that we associate with those who have served in our armed forces, but there is much more.  We will hear all about the skill pool available from within the military which spans those who might be interested in becoming installers or fabricators, to those who can join a business as senior project managers, procurement managers, logics managers and much more.

To register simply email and type ‘Military’ in the title box and we will send you the link to join the class.

Thursday 15th April 11.00 am – Linking the Education Sector with the Fenestration Industry

In this Master Class the ‘Education and Employers Organisation’ will explain how industry can engage with the education sector to help make youngsters aware of the career opportunities on offer.  Building Our Skills has been championing its ‘Inspiring The Future’ campaign with Education and Employers over the past 12 months and is looking for more volunteers to join the campaign.  Volunteers simply need to be willing to give up one hour a year to talk to a school and explain the role they do and the industry they do it in. Hearing all about the opportunities to get involved direct from the campaign promoters is a great way to find out more and see if it is for you.

The campaign is aimed at individuals and companies, and literally anybody can get involved.

To register simply email and type ‘Education’ in the title box and we will send you the link to join the class.

Business Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships are important to younger people and to their employers.  Building Our Skills has formed a partnership with Learning and Skills Partnership for the Fenestration Industry which can deliver the following:

  • A full recruitment process to find people in the area local to you
  • An explanation of the funding process for apprenticeships relative to your individual business
  • Apprenticeships for employees in Trade Counters
  • Project Manager Apprenticeships
  • Apprenticeships for  Customer Service staff
  • Accountancy Apprenticeships
  • Business Administration Apprenticeships
  • Sales Apprenticeship

If you are interested in looking into apprenticeships for your staff why not get in touch through the form on this page or by email

We will be delighted to give you a call back to discuss your requirements and what we are able to offer you.

Sales Academy

Building Our Skills will shortly add a fully inclusive Sales Academy to its offering covering everything from Sales Apprenticeships to a full professional qualification underwritten by the Institute of Sales Management

Scheduled launch June 2021 – check for details or email us for more information

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