CITB awards funding for GIRI training roll-out

25 Jul 23

GIRI members BAM and Taylor Woodrow have won CITB funding to support them in becoming GIRI Approved Training Providers and rolling out GIRI productivity training within their own companies and on specific projects. 

CITB signed contracts with the two companies at the start of July, and the projects are now live, with training scheduled to take place over the next two years.

Productivity has been recognised as a strategic priority for CITB, as GIRI research shows that error costs the UK construction industry between £10 and £25 billion per annum, and industry-wide culture change is needed to improve construction productivity. Historically, industry investment in non-technical skills is markedly low and employers require guidance, support and incentivisation to successfully address the identified skills gaps amongst supervisors and managers at all levels. 

The contracts are intended to increase training capacity in relation to the delivery of GIRI productivity training, designed to help organisations, projects teams and individuals to avoid error.

BAM was awarded £128,880 to roll out GIRI training on five projects; the Trans Pennine route upgrade – Hillhouse sidings, Finstown sub-station, Cross Tay link Road, Guildford Sewage Treatment Works and Devonport Royal Dockyard.

Taylor Woodrow was awarded £65,700 to embed GIRI training methodology at the following projects: Taylor Woodrow South West, Bletchley Rail Depot and Meridian Water, Edmonton.

The funding will enable leadership training to be delivered at each company, and project leadership training courses at each of the identified projects. Each organisation will also train a number of trainers to deliver the GIRI supervisory and management, and interfaces courses internally to ensure that the programme of learning can be continued.

For more information about the CITB/GIRI training commission funding please contact Rachel Hogarth

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