Hamilton Training established to help tackle industry skills shortage

An established plant and machinery hire firm has announced the launch of a specialist construction training arm in a bid to tackle the industry’s growing skills shortage, and to help prepare the workforce for ‘significant infrastructure investment’ in 2021 and beyond.

Acting as a single service provider to deliver a range of construction skills training, Hamilton Training operates nationwide, and forms part of the long-established Hamilton Plant Hire family business based in Sheffield.

Officially launched in December of last year the accredited provider offers a comprehensive and diverse training and skills curriculum including Plant Operator Courses, Workplace Safety Course & Site Supervisor Safety Training courses amongst others.

The move follows increasing concern in recent years over the growing skills shortage in the construction industry and follows the Government’s recent commitment to deliver £100 billion capital to drive the UK’s recovery and support jobs.

Tom Hamilton, Hamilton Training Managing Director, said: “It is widely recognised that construction will play a pivotal role in the recovery of the country’s economy. However, there is an undeniable skills shortage in the industry and unless that is addressed there are limits as to what can be achieved.

“Hamilton Training has been established to help businesses and individuals access a single, go-to provider of training for the trade – from entry-level construction skills that will enable more workers to enter the industry, through to higher level qualifications that will upskill existing employees.

“We’ve operated as a plant and machinery hire firm within the construction industry for many decades which we believe will be of huge benefit to the trainees, and that understanding, and experience, is really reflected in the hands-on training that we deliver.

“Our comprehensive range of accredited training courses are tailored to meet the needs, timings and locations of our clients, with our experienced training professionals on hand to give help and advice if required.”