Build Torbay is funded by Torbay Council’s Towns Fund- awarded in 2020 – which is investing £21.9m in regeneration projects to create spaces to thrive by improving Torquay’s built environment and public realm.
Build Torbay is working with partners to present skills and training opportunities to Torbay residents to enable them to help deliver these new projects, as well as other transformational schemes in Paignton and Brixham.
With 180 different job roles, a variety of entry levels and excellent promotion pathways; the construction industry offers well-paid and reliable careers for Torbay people, enabling them to build a brighter, more sustainable future.
- 42,000 more construction workers are needed in the south west by 2026 (CITB Construction Skills Network Labour Market Intelligence SW report 2022)
- To reach net zero by 2050, the UK will need to train and employ 350,000 new workers in sustainable construction skills
- 1500 people in Torbay work in construction; around three times as many people will be needed to deliver the pipeline of regeneration projects taking shape over the next decade
- Construction careers offer around 15% higher salaries than average; with excellent career progression
Build Torbay is working with construction businesses and training providers to help young people and career changers to achieve the right skills for the modern construction sector.
Businesses interested in getting involved, and Torbay residents of all ages who are interested in construction careers can contact the Build Torbay Skills Coordinator, Helena Davison, at: Helena.firstname.lastname@example.org follow @BuildTorbay on twitter and sign up to the quarterly newsletter.
Steve Darling, Leader of Torbay Council:
“Our success in national funding bids means we’re delivering £284m worth of transformational regeneration projects to improve the build environment and enhance our natural assets.
“By investing in our towns, local economy, transport, infrastructure, culture and heritage; we’re not only providing people in Torbay with spaces to thrive but we’re opening up more employment and training opportunities.
“We want Torbay people to be part of this success and take up the high-value careers and training opportunities in the construction sector.”