Building Our Skills (BOS), the initiative set up to make fenestration a career of choice, has partnered with a military transitioning agency as part of its aim to bridge the industry skills gap.
The partnership with FrontFoot, specialists in re-introducing service personnel into mainstream industry, follows the recent launch of BOS’s ‘Inspiring the Future’ campaign which aims to engage with the education sector.
BOS ambassador, John Ogilvie, said: “Engaging with FrontFoot 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.
“As we continue with our longer-term journey to engage with the education sector to impart knowledge of our industry into the minds of the future workforce, we have very high hopes that this new relationship will help those looking to add to their workforce right now.
“Our first initiative with FrontFoot is to ask them to identify service personnel who would like 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.”