Our Partnerships

Building Our Skills is working hard to form partnerships with organisations that share our vision of  bridging the growing skills gap in the Fenestration Industry and can help us to achieve our goals

Find out more about Our Partnerships

Industry Qualifications - GQA Qualifications Limited

GQA Qualifications Limited is the Fenestration Industry’s leading awarding body and accredits all the courses delivered by Building Our Skills through the Practical Training Academy, the Inspiring Talent Academy and the Business Academy.

www.gqaqualifications.com          Contact Mick Clayton

Business Apprenticeships - Learning Skills Partnerships

Apprenticeships are important to younger people and to their employers.  Building Our Skills has formed a partnership with Learning  Skills Partnership for the Fenestration Industry to deliver key business apprenticeships.





www.learningskillspartnership.com               Contact Simon Alsop

Introducing Industry to Schools - Education and Employers Organisation

The Education and Employers Organisation is driven to get the education and business sectors closer together.  They work alongside Building Our Skills to deliver their Inspiring The Future campaign into the Fenestration Industry,

Recruiting military service personnel for your business - Front Foot Recruitment

Building Our Skills – Making Fenestration a Career of Choice is delighted to announce it has signed a partnership with Front Foot Recruitment, specialists in re-introducing service personnel into mainstream industry as a part of its aim to bridge the skills gap in the Fenestration Industry.

Announcing the new partnership Building Our Skills ambassador John Ogilvie said “Engaging with Front Foot to bring military service personnel into the Fenestration Industry is the latest in a growing list of key strategic partnerships we are forming to help us bridge the skills gap, and we are delighted to bring this one to fruition”.

“Everyone recognises the value that service personnel bring to the world of employment and we are delighted that we have now formed a direct link between our industry and those who can introduce our employers to the talent pool that is available, and most  importantly, is available right now”.

“We have very high hopes that this new relationship will help those looking to add to their workforce right now”.

“Our first initiative with Front Foot is to ask them to identify service personnel who want to become window and door installers.  We will be building hands on GQA accredited practical training courses into the recruitment process, along with 12 months of ongoing support for both the recruit and the employer to ensure that we are delivering a sustainable solution for all parties.  We want employers who engage to know they will be getting installers who have been given outstanding basic training in all the key elements and are ready to contribute to their business from day one”.

Tim O’Keefe for Front Foot Recruitment echoed John’s enthusiasm, “This is a great opportunity for us to work together with Building Our Skills to support them in their challenge to bridge the growing skills gap in the Fenestration Industry.  For us, working hand in glove with service personnel it is an ideal opportunity to introduce them to a great industry, where we know there are long-term and ongoing opportunities for career development”.

To download the prospectus about the Building Our Skills and FrontFoot offering click here Recruiting from the military – prospectus

Funding for Training - West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges

The West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges offers businesses in the West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire areas funding for training employees.  They work alongside Building Our Skills to identify Fenestration Industry businesses who want to upskill their staff and  benefit from the funding available.

www.westyorkshirecolleges.co.uk          Contact Dr Joanne Harvatt

Online Learning - Learning Connect

Through our partnership with Learning Connect Construction Building Our Skills has been able to develop and host a wide range of online learning courses and training including key content for The Inspiring Talent Academy and the Business Academy.


www.lcvue.co.uk            Contact Amit Kumar

Inspiring Talent - Pace Resourcing

Pace Resourcing has worked alongside Building Our Skills to develop and deliver the  Inspiring Talent Academy programme.  Working with youngsters already employed in the industry, they deliver seven days of learning over a 15 month programme, working with their employers on completion to agree a follow up programme for students to enable them to continue to progress their personal and professional development.

www.paceresourcing.co.uk          Contact Vivien Globe

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