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SAEMA – Specialist Access Engineering and Maintenance Association – has a long history in delivering the best training and guidance in the temporary and permanent suspended access industry.

In keeping with our commitment to advancing safety through raising the standards in best practice, we keep in touch with all the latest developments – chiefly safety, worker welfare and the environment. We are pleased to share the following story that the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has published its 2023-24 skills plan for construction and the built environment.

The plan offers solutions to short and long-term skills challenges in England and includes details of:

  • A pilot project to give schoolchildren a chance to learn about a career in construction and built environment.
  • The launch of a new competence approach to ensure there is an accepted, accredited definition of competence for all construction and built environment occupations.
  • Expanding the new entrant apprenticeship brokerage service and introducing a new apprenticeship mentoring standard to increase apprenticeship starts, continuation and completions.
  • The launch of Phase 1 of the Career Pathway Hub, an online portal aimed at defining high value career pathways for net zero, digitalisation, smart construction and repair maintenance and improvement.

This plan outlines how industry can deliver its objectives through shared, aligned priorities namely: culture change; routes into construction and built environment; competence and future skills.

Download the plan here.

Download the accompanying press release here.