The Skills Centre has acquired Sorted Training as part of a move to bolster its training services.
Sorted Training, based in Chesterfield, provides health and safety training and NVQ assessments. The company complies with key tender applications and principal contractors, including creating policies and reviewing safety equipment, and on-site short courses.
The Skills Centre already has training centres across London and Birmingham, and training programmes in Liverpool, Bristol and along the HS2 line. The organisation provides pre-employment, construction training and career support from entry level to NVQ level 7.
Jon Howlin, chief executive of The Skills Centre, said the acquisition of Sorted Training will allow for even more opportunities for people to train for construction roles.
“The Skills Centre is a reputable, secure and maturing business partner and offers a broad provision to the construction industry and learners and community focused partners,” Howlin said.
“We are a UK-wide leader in construction training to the UK’s construction industry and the acquisition of Sorted Training, a company that shares our community-focused values, is further testament to our growth.
“The construction sector has a massive skills shortage across all parts of the industry. Thanks to this merger, we will be training even more people new to the construction industry to fill pivotal positions.
"Sorted Training aligns perfectly with The Skills Centre’s missions to transform lives by providing local people access to local opportunities, so the acquisition makes total sense.”