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How Together Fixed and Gement Are Building The Construction Workforce of the Future

Lucy Clarke

Lucy Clarke

Co-Founder, Fixed

The construction industry faces a significant challenge: a shortage of skilled workers. As demand for infrastructure and housing continues to rise, this shortage poses a threat to the timely and successful completion of projects. At Fixed, we believe in not only connecting workers with job opportunities but also empowering them to thrive in their careers. That's why we've partnered with Gement, a leader in upskilling and career support services, to offer a comprehensive solution to this industry-wide problem.

Empowering Workers Through Partnership

Our collaboration with Gement is more than just a partnership; it's a symbiotic relationship designed to benefit both workers and construction companies. When workers sign up with Fixed, they are given the opportunity to access Gement's top-tier upskilling and career support services. This means they can enhance their skills, increase their employability, and take on more specialized roles within the industry. In turn, construction companies gain access to a pool of highly skilled and motivated workers ready to tackle complex projects. Once workers have completed their upskilling, they can return to the Fixed platform to find their next job.

Success Stories: Transforming Lives and Careers

Let's take a look at some inspiring stories from Fixed workers who have benefited from our partnership with Gement. These stories highlight the transformative impact of upskilling and career support on their professional journeys.

An experienced bricklayer had been searching for opportunities to advance within his field but faced difficulties progressing due to the lack of industry support. Gement Connect provided him with comprehensive information on advancing in the construction industry through their monthly newsletters. With their support, he was able to enrol in an NVQ Level 2 course in Bricklaying in just three weeks, a significant step towards enhancing his career. He mentioned to his Gement work advisor, "it’s rare these days to meet people who can ‘talk the talk and walk the walk.’ You’re one of them."

A newcomer to the construction industry had been searching for opportunities to progress within the field. Gement Connect provided him with upskilling information, and he successfully enrolled in an NVQ Level 2 course in Painting and Decorating. After struggling to upskill, he was thrilled about this opportunity, especially since it is a fully funded course. He was impressed with the number of funded courses available and couldn't wait to achieve his NVQ Level 2.

Another worker had been searching for opportunities to upskill but had not found any suitable ones due to financial constraints. The communication with Gement Connect was very supportive, and he appreciated being able to speak with someone directly. With their support, he successfully enrolled in an NVQ Level 3 course in Bricklaying, a significant step towards boosting his career. After years of struggling to upskill, he was excited about this opportunity, especially since it is a funded course. Moreover, he found the information about the support available through the Lighthouse Charity for construction workers very useful.

Gement Connect provided extensive information to another worker on advancing in the construction industry. Thanks to their support, he successfully enrolled in an NVQ Level 3 course in Bricklaying, putting him on the path to achieving a qualification that will significantly bolster his career. After many years of struggling to upskill, he was relishing the opportunity of a fully funded course to upskill in construction.

The Impact: Bridging the Skills Gap

The partnership between Fixed and Gement is creating a ripple effect throughout the construction industry. By offering workers the chance to enhance their skills and advance their careers, we are helping to bridge the skills gap. This, in turn, ensures that construction companies have access to a more skilled workforce, capable of meeting the demands of modern construction projects.

Moreover, our collaboration is fostering a culture of continuous learning and development. Workers are motivated to pursue further training, knowing that their efforts will lead to better job opportunities, higher pay and career advancement. This not only benefits individual workers but also strengthens the overall industry by promoting a more skilled and adaptable workforce.

Looking Ahead: A Brighter Future for Construction

As we continue to work closely with Gement, we are committed to expanding our efforts to support workers and address the skilled labour shortage in the construction industry. Our goal is to create a sustainable model that benefits workers, construction companies, and the industry as a whole.

By empowering workers through upskilling and career support, we are not just filling jobs; we are building a stronger, more resilient workforce capable of driving the construction industry forward. Together, Fixed and Gement are making a lasting impact, one worker at a time.

Join Us on This Journey

If you are a construction worker looking to advance your career or a company seeking skilled professionals, join us on this exciting journey. Together, we can build a brighter future for the construction industry, where skilled workers are valued, empowered, and ready to take on the challenges of tomorrow.

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