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The signs of improvement in the building trade are apparent in the North West as Essex-based Whitewaters Training invests in a location they have pinpointed as being a growth area in the building industry. They have invested £60,000 in a new training facility for Construction Trades in Blackpool, which opened earlier this month.

The site is based at Preese Hall Farm, Weeton near Blackpool and employs ten instructors to cover various the building trades qualifications including NVQs in CPCS (Construction Plant Competence Scheme) and the SSPS (Site Safety Plus Scheme).

John Waters, director at Whitewaters Training, said; “We’ve seen a steady increase in demand for our courses over the last 15 months, particularly from construction businesses in the North West. The industry shows clear signs of re-emerging from recession with a growing demand for trained operators, qualified site managers and supervisors. Our new site in Blackpool will help us deliver top quality training and assessment in the region. It also adds some new capabilities and effectively doubles the company’s training capacity.”

Their training covers many aspects of building trades including:

  • Construction Operations Maintenance
  • Operations Controlling
  • Lifting Operations
  • Specialist Concrete
  • Occupations Formwork Occupations
  • Steelfixing Occupations
  • Post Tensioning Operations
  • Trowel Occupations
  • Plastering
  • Interior Systems
  • Plant Operations
  • Occupational Work Supervision

If you want to find out more about Whitewater Training and the courses they offer you can visit their website.

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