City & Guilds are delighted to support the launch of the O’Halloran & O’Brien Construction Training Academy. In line with the Construction Leadership Council Industry (CLC) Skills Plan 2021 - 2025 strategy for recovery, it is essential the sector continues to promote the development and key skills challenges, new learners and apprenticeship opportunities. We are looking forward to working with O’Halloran & O’Brien in achieving these commitments for the construction industry.
City & Guilds
Naz Lewis Humphries
NOCN is excited to be working with O’Halloran and O’Brien at their training facility in Kent. As a leading education charity, we work to ensure that learners can make the most of their potential and we believe strongly that the construction sector can offer this opportunity to individuals. The ambition of OHOB to upskill the sector’s workforce at their excellent new facilities is one that we support wholeheartedly. We look forward to expanding our relationship with them offering the highest standards of regulated and assured training to London and the South East.” – Mark Buckton, Executive Director Awarding and Services, NOCN Group.
CITB are delighted to congratulate and endorse O’Halloran and O’Brien for developing this new training facility. The OHOB Training Academy will significantly contribute to meet the current and future skills needs of the construction industry in Kent, London and the wider South East of England. CITB is working with O’Halloran and O’Brien and the other leading industry partners to shape this provision to ensure it best supports up-skilling opportunities for the existing workforce and showcases career pathways for new entrants to the sector. We greatly value this strategic partnership and the provision of a quality training construction environment providing accredited skills and training interventions to meet industry standards.
As an organisation that champions the development of apprentices in the construction sector the CCATF are very pleased to be recognising the outstanding work of the team at O’Halloran & O’Brien (OHOB) in creating the training academy in Gravesend. With traditional and contemporary skills in high demand in the sector it is vital that young learners are given opportunities to train and develop appropriate skills to drive the construction sector forward and upskill the industry. In developing this training facility OHOB are demonstrating their commitment to the enhancement of skills and training and the CCATF fully endorse and support their approach.
The West London Hub of the Mayor's Construction Academy very much supports and endorses O'Halloran and O'Brien's proposals to set up a new training facility in Kent. I regularly see at first hand the personal commitment, drive and passion of Martyn Price to deliver excellence in training and ensuring that the next generation of construction workers are given the best possible start to their careers.
CONSTRUCT and its members are committed to high quality training and qualifications, so we are delighted that O’Halloran and O’Brien are launching their Academy. As a highly engaged members of CONSTRUCT, we look forward to collaborating with OHOB to deliver first-rate training to the wider concrete structures industry.
LRCTG are delighted to have OHOB as a group member as they share the same passion and drive for delivering training to their workforce and for helping contribute to the upskilling of the industry. OHOB also share the group's views on promoting the sharing of best practice across the sector which encompasses social value delivery alongside training. An overarching objective of the groups collaboration with its members is to have a positive social impact on the communities in which they work and OHOB definitely help deliver on this shared aim. LRCTG provides training coordination and assistance across all matters relating to training delivery and specialises in offering expert advice and guidance on CITB Grant and funding opportunities. The group is actively engaged in the London skills and employment agenda and is often asked to participate in strategic skills leadership groups and forums, representing a voice for SME construction businesses.
The WCTG have been working with OHOB for 3 years and are pleased to be working with a company who has the same aims and ambitions as the Training Group for the Construction Industry in our area. We work closely with their Training Manager to ensure planned training for both existing staff and new members is well thought out with a career pathway for individuals of all abilities. We offer training, training providers and advice on grants where applicable to assist in the smooth running of the planned curriculum by OHOB, often putting our heads together to come up with a workable solution. OHOB are a very forward-thinking company to work with and we often find exchanging ideas is both beneficial to the Group as well as OHOB.
Weald Construction Training Group
The Skills Centre is a proud partner of O’Halloran & O’Brien and the OHOB Training Academy. In the past five years we have worked closely with the fantastic team at OHOB to deliver and up-skill over 3,000 individuals from Level 2 – Level 7 qualifications; in doing so we’ve been growing and developing the entire OHOB workforce. There is currently a huge shortage of some 200,000 skilled people across the UK construction sector - the worst position the industry has been in since 2007. In response to this, at the start of 2021 we collaborated together to recruit and train over 1,000 new operatives through the Construction Skills Fund. Together with the OHOB Training Academy we’re delivering the urgent action the construction sector needs; to bridge the skills gap and to make a career in property and development an attractive and accessible proposition for anyone.
The Skills Centre
Citrus Training are delighted to have collaborated with OHOB on this world class Training and Apprenticeship Academy in Gravesend, creating a real opportunity for London and the South East to attract new talent to the construction and built environment sector. We are delighted OHOB Training Academy have selected Citrus Training to develop and manage a CPCS and Plant training facility, working together to support skills development in the area. The Academy will provide a real opportunity for upskilling and multi-skilling, with over 50 different qualifications available. The skills shortage and need for new entrants into the sector has never been more critical, and this exciting new venture could not be more timely. Supporting the economy and responsive to local labour market needs.
We are HSE Training Ltd, we partner with O Halloran O Brien to deliver Construction Plant Training, Plant Operations NVQ’s along with Bespoke Training Courses and the CITB Site Safety Plus suite of courses. We have worked with OHOB for over 7 years and have always found them to be Flexible, Professional, Reliable and Dedicated. Throughout the years OHOB have worked with us to design and commission a range of bespoke courses that are tailored to the needs of the customer whilst fulfilling the legal and contractual requirements of the industry. We are very much looking forward to continuing to work with the OHOB Training Academy to ensure that the learning and development needs of the industry are delivered in a safe, efficient and friendly manner.
HSE Training Ltd
London South Bank University (LSBU) is honoured to be partnered with O'Halloran and O'Brien (OHOB). The partnership offers the opportunity to increase the skills agenda across the construction sector with a focus on apprenticeships. The initial relationship prompted the development of two-level 4 apprenticeship programmes: Construction Site Engineering Technician and Construction Site Supervisor at LSBU. OHOB vision and support have recruited and enrolled several apprentices onto both programmes. The provision offers apprentices to achieve relevant construction industry; gain formal academic qualifications (HNC) or/and professional status (EngTech MICE) and develop knowledge, skills and behaviours associated with Construction Site Engineering Technician or Construction site Supervisor Apprenticeship. On completion of the apprenticeship, there is an opportunity for talent to enrol onto level 6.OHOB, are a leading professional body supporting the development of new apprenticeship standards and other nationally accredited training provision. LSBU are a leading apprenticeship University currently sitting 25th overall and 5th highest Higher Education Institution, according to 'Rate My Apprenticeship's Top 50 – Training Providers 2020-2021'. The skills and ambition of both organisations will support the awareness of the sector and widening participation from all demographics. LSBU look forward to rising the partnership with OHOB to enhance the skills agenda within the construction sector.
SL Training LTD are a friendly customer focused construction training provider priding ourselves in quality driven NVQ's and construction training delivery. We work extremely closely with OHOB and the OHOB Training Academy and we have forged a great working relationship supporting and coordinating the upskilling of their construction workforce. We are delighted to endorse the OHOB Academy and believe their workforce development ambitions are unrivalled within the sector. Our delivery enables workers to gain the correct CSCS and CPCS cards. We consider the OHOB Training Academy staff to have exceptional communication skills which ensures a great working relationship and allows the training process to run smoothly throughout all stages.
JG McCoy welcomes the opportunity to endorse and support the realisation of a training academy at O’Halloran & O’Brien. With a long standing relationship between the two organisations, we have developed close ties with the team at the academy and recognise both the hard work and ambition the company has in investing in an industry leading workforce. There can be no clearer demonstration of our support for delivering this quality training than us donating a FAB Bench 700 (workstation) and Kicker System, which compliments the aims of this training facility.
Transport for London have been working closely with O’Halloran & O’Brien as part of our construction skills programme, supporting hundreds of Londoners access construction training and employment opportunities. The level of support provided by O’Halloran & O’Brien by offering employment opportunities to our learners has been unparalleled and we are pleased to be working with an organisation that is so dedicated to supporting people into work and their further professional and personal development through the OHOB Training Academy. We look forward to continuing to work with the team at O’Halloran & O’Brien to support people on their career journeys in the construction industry.
The establishment of the training academy at O’Halloran & O’Brien in Gravesend fully aligns with Youthbuild UK’ s mission, which is to alleviate poverty, relieve unemployment and advance the life of young people for the public benefit, by providing, in particular but not exclusively, advice, support and education in construction skills. We fully endorse and support the additional provision of quality construction training interventions developed and delivered through the OHOB Training Academy. Additionally we are delighted to learn that OHOB have also signed the Social Mobility Pledge and we are extremely confident of the part this commitment aligned to these training initiatives can provide in supporting our young people in a sector that definitely needs more skilled workers.
The lighthouse Construction Industry Charity would like to thank OHOB for their significant contribution and ongoing support for our charity. We would also like to congratulate OHOB on their innovation and forward thinking in developing the new training facility for the South East Of England. It is consistently reported that to “build back better” we will need a significant increase in construction skilled resources. There is no quick fix, we need to look at the longer term and encourage the next generation into construction as a career. We also need to equip them with the capability to innovate with technology to increase productivity and educate them to develop new processes to align with our ambitious environmental targets. The timing and investment by OHOB in this new Training Academy is both much needed and insightful.
The Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity
Women into Construction are delighted to welcome OHOB as Gold Member to WiC, sharing our vision to Change the Face of Construction through diversity. Women into Construction is an independent not-for-profit organisation that promotes gender equality in construction. We provide bespoke support to women wishing to work in the construction industry. We also assist contractors to recruit highly motivated, trained women, helping to reduce skills gaps and create a more gender-equal work-force. As such, we welcome the positive action OHOB is promoting through the creation of the Training Academy to provide a skilled workforce to the sector. We look forward to working with OHOB on this important issue for construction.
Women into Construction
FRONTFOOT are proud to be associated with O’Halloran & O’Brien (OHOB) as they launch their new training academy in Gravesend. The need for greater access to training and the ability for an inclusive approach to skills development is critical to the growth of the UK construction sector. It is also critical to ensure training, new career pathways and opportunities are accessible to UK armed service veterans looking to transition from military to civilian life. This time can be challenging and we are here to support you through the whole journey and Frontfoot are working hard to provide the required assistance. Speaking about the new training academy Frontfoot Director, Tim O’Keefe commented “The construction sector clearly needs more skilled workers and the training academy at OHOB is a very big step in the right direction to achieving this. At the same time, individuals leaving the armed forces can often find it harder to access work and training opportunities so our collaboration with Martyn and his team at OHOB will help accessing such opportunities easier for our candidates”.