INFRA Skills, a renowned training provider based in Birmingham, has received recognition for its exceptional corporate commitment to the community. The prestigious Midlands Business Awards 2019 has shortlisted INFRA Skills for their outstanding efforts. With a focus on empowering individuals and enhancing safety and productivity, INFRA Skills is dedicated to breaking down barriers within the infrastructure sector.
Empowering the Community
INFRA Skills has demonstrated a deep understanding of the Midlands’ infrastructure sector and its impact on the community. By envisioning a safer and more productive world, the company actively develops revolutionary approaches to overcome industry challenges. INFRA Skills invests in the safety knowledge of its team members, ensuring they remain secure through their NSAR Gold standard training. Committed workers are rewarded with career personal development plans, and INFRA Skills supports them in upskilling and recertification, covering the costs of training and assessments for approximately 90% of individuals.
Supporting Underrepresented Groups
Auctus Management Group Ltd (AMG) and its subsidiary businesses, including INFRA Skills, have a longstanding history of collaboration with local agencies, colleges, charities, and government departments. INFRA Skills focuses on reducing employment difficulties faced by various underrepresented groups, including black minority ethnic communities, women, ex-offenders, ex-armed forces personnel, young individuals, and those with disabilities. By equipping them with the necessary skills and safety knowledge, INFRA Skills opens doors for these individuals within the sector.
Fully-Funded Training Programs
INFRA Skills offers fully-funded training programs designed to provide candidates with a solid foundation for their careers. These comprehensive programs cater to the needs of rail employers and cover essential courses such as Personal Track Safety (PTS), Industry Common Induction (ICI), Construction Skills Certification Scheme Card (CSCS), Access Overhead Lines Construction Sites (OLEC1), Small Plant Training, Asbestos Awareness, and First Aid. This initiative has already enabled over 300 job seekers and benefits claimants to transition from dependency on benefits to exciting new careers in the rail industry.
Revolutionizing Competency Assessment
INFRA Skills has developed a Mobile Assessment Application that assesses the competency levels of its workforce. By utilizing bespoke bronze, silver, and gold question sets, INFRA Skills ensures its personnel are trained to the highest industry standards and remain compliant with the latest regulations. This innovative approach enhances the company’s credibility and provides clients with the assurance that INFRA Skills’ workforce is highly skilled.
A Future-Focused Apprenticeship Program
In collaboration with Colas Rail, INFRA Skills has designed a pioneering apprenticeship program aimed at providing learners with a pathway into the rail sector. This unique program hones their scientific, technical, engineering, mathematical, and design skillsets, addressing the industry’s evolving needs and nurturing the next generation of leaders.
Commitment to the Armed Forces Community
INFRA Skills and its partner companies actively support the Armed Forces Community by providing guidance on the recruitment of reserves and encouraging employees to join the Reserve Forces. The company has hired seven service leavers from various Army Regiments, tailoring personal development plans to their career aspirations.
INFRA Skills’ shortlisting for the Midlands Business Awards is a testament to their commitment and dedication in shaping the West Midlands’ future landscape. By prioritizing staff development and offering local people remarkable opportunities for successful careers, INFRA Skills actively supports the community, contributing to a sustainable future for the industry.