NASC has welcomed the launch of the Construction Talent Retention Scheme, which will help keep scaffolding workers in the industry.
The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) have said it backs the new scheme which was in today’s announcement by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
The scheme aims to protect jobs in the construction sector and will match workers displaced as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic with employers seeking new staff.
David Mosley, NASC Training Director, said: “The NASC wholeheartedly welcomes the introduction of the Talent Retention Scheme.
“Considering the time and investment our sector puts into creating a fully-trained and competent workforce it would be disastrous to lose such skilled workers at this challenging time. We will be encouraging our members to make full use of all of the support available.”
The Scheme, which will formally launch later this month, will be an online portal that supports redeployment of staff at risk of redundancy across the sector, while also enabling temporary employee loans between businesses.
The not-for-profit programme now has funding secured until the end of the financial year, providing a free online platform for any organisation looking to hire, while ensuring that candidates’ skills and experience are given a prominent platform within the industry.
Businesses can register their interest in the scheme at: www.trs-system.co.uk/construction