BBC London Interview with Director Darragh Hurley

Given growing concerns about skills shortages in construction, Darragh Hurley recently talked with BBC London about the importance of upskilling the local workforce via our National Skills Academy. Read on below.

Darragh Hurley BBC News London Interview


During the interview, Darragh discussed the importance of upskilling young Londoners seeking to work in construction, as well as highlighting the role that Mount Anvil National Skills Academy for Construction has played in addressing this challenge. "The heightened uncertainty as regards to the potential for overseas workers to work in London, means that the National Skills Academy becomes increasingly important to ensure that we work with local people to upskill them, to make sure we can deliver the homes that London needs".

The Mount Anvil National Skills Academy for Construction supports the drive to help young Londoners into jobs. Launched in partnership with the CITB, the programme will provide 100 apprenticeships, NVQs and work experience opportunities for young Londoners looking to embark on a career in construction. Additionally, a further 500 individual learning opportunities for local schools, colleges and community groups will be provided to help encourage the next generation of talent into the industry. People or organisations who would like more information about the Mount Anvil National Skills Academy for Construction should contact Rosanna Williamson.