Subcontractor Spotlight with Fortify Solutions

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As the year draws to a close, the emails lessen and everything finally starts to slow down, I want to take time to reflect on some of our greatest success stories at RE:geon Training. Following on from yesterday’s post, our work with RE:GEN has opened many doors, including that of our employer partner Fortify Solutions.

Fortify are rapidly expanding Building Integrity Specialists who deliver on retrofit contracts in a sub contract capacity for larger prime contract holders such as RE:GEN Group. Despite rapid growth, Fortify were experiencing challenges due to the ever changing retrofit standards and the subsequent requirements of these standards.

To discover more about how we supported Mick and the team to overcome some of these changes – achieving their growth plans through the delivery of a FREE and bespoke bootcamp which developed the high calibre applicants they so desperately desired then please keep reading… 

Who are Fortify Solutions?

Fortify are rapidly expanding Building Integrity Specialists who deliver on retrofit contracts in a sub contract capacity for larger prime contract holders such as RE:GEN Group. Despite rapid growth due to the plethora of services they offer, Fortify were experiencing significant challenges due to the ever changing retrofit standards and the subsequent requirements of these standards.

Recruitment and qualification is one of the main issues that the team needed to overcome so we were delighted to jump onboard and assist. Fortify needed assurance from us that they could be supplied with high calibre applicants in the below roles:

  • Insulation Technicians
  • Bricklayers

 

The Bootcamp’s Objectives

The main purpose of our bootcamp was to deliver on Fortify’s immediate need to be supplied with high calibre applicants specialising in Retrofit to ensure they meet their growth plans. As part of our depth conversations and planning with the senior management team, it was agreed that key consideration must be given to ensuring that candidates are provided with exceptional and in depth training in the below three areas:

  • The WHY behind the Retrofit challenge
  • The legal requirements of Retrofit
  • The detail surrounding specific roles such as installers and extractors. As well as the brick trade, specific to new approaches and methodologies that Retrofit demands.

What we delivered?

As part of the programme, we developed and executed a marketing campaign to recruit the ideal candidates, using social media platforms, leading job boards and hosted free Q&A ‘Meet the Employer’ webinars. We also engaged with local colleges and training providers to attract candidates who had some previous knowledge of the sector. We created detailed job descriptions and hosted these on our Vacancies page for applications to be made.

Once signed up and on programme we delivered the bootcamp over 77 guided learning hours, which was built up of 56x Classroom hours and 21x Work Placement hours.

The Results?

  • 8 Learners Started
  • 7 Learners Completed
  • 5 Job Offers Awarded 

Director Michael Scott shares his thoughts on the Route 2 Retrofit programme

If you’d like to find out more about how we can support your business in the new year, please contact me here.

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