Launch of the new skills hub is expected to significantly boost the local and regional economy
The Hercules Construction Academy has opened today (31 January) to help support and upskill the industry’s future workforce.
The academy – located in Nuneaton, in the West Midlands – is expected to train up to 400 new entrants in its first year.
Students can undertake a range of courses including, but not limited to, health and safety, management, T-levels and degree-level apprenticeships.
Brusk Korkmaz, CEO of Hercules Site Services, said: “This landmark launch represents an incredibly exciting time for Hercules and the wider industry. We recognise the rapidly changing training and skills landscape and we believe we can deliver the very best in construction training throughout the UK.
“Hercules prides itself in taking an innovative approach to providing labour and support services to the infrastructure and construction industries, something which we have been doing since 2008.
"And I am proud to support the next generation of learners into our academy and beyond, where we plan to recruit some of the learners into our Labour Supply and Construction Services divisions."
Korkmaz added: “Attendees of the Hercules Construction Academy will learn from lecturers with extensive hands-on and real-world experience of the industry, whilst our location and connections throughout the sector mean learners will be extremely well placed to secure employment and others will return to their employers with enhanced skill sets.”