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West Midlands Combined Authority

The WMCA’s ambition in the West Midlands is to support and grow a world-class construction industry, renowned for its quality, innovation and skills.

A growing workforce

The West Midlands is experiencing exceptional economic growth with the construction industry benefiting from multi-billion pound investment. The WMCA is ensuring its region has a construction workforce with the right talent, skills and qualifications to thrive in the construction sector. Whether you’re an employer looking for talent, or someone exploring a career in the construction sector, WMCA can help you take the next step.

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Construction Gateway

Construction Gateway is an employer-led initiative to support people into jobs and careers in the construction industry. This employer-led course will give you the skills and certification you’ll need to get a job in a particular trade, as well as a guaranteed job interview. You’ll also receive support to progress into work from the National Careers Service.

Whether you’re a young person looking for a rewarding career or someone returning to work, there’s a place for people like you in construction.

Call the National Careers Service on 0121 296 5550 and quote ‘Construction Gateway’ for details of employer-led training for jobs. To qualify, you’ll need to live in the West Midlands Combined Authority area.

Higher level skills training

The West Midlands region benefits from outstanding universities and higher education training. The region's universities are committed to delivering the skills employers need now and in the future.


Download supporting materials about the WMCA construction skills training offer across the West Midlands.

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