Passionate about helping grow and celebrate the fenestration industry, both Insight Data and Purplex, Ascot Group sister companies, have become sponsors of Building our Skills – an organisation committed to bridging the growing skills gap by working closely with employers and other organisations to attract young people to the fenestration industry.
The organisation work to attract new entrants to the industry as a home for their long-term career ambitions, and not just a job for now. It supports participants on apprenticeship schemes that earns them their NVQ whilst working as a valued member of a fenestration company.
Mark Handley, Partnerships Manager, works tirelessly with members of the education sector, Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Justice to help potential applicants. He met last week with members of the Ascot Group to discuss how Building our Skills can be further supported as they embark on their ambitious 2024 strategy.
Andrew Scott, Ascot Group CEO, shares: “It’s fantastic that the Ascot Group can support such an amazing organisation. The fenestration industry is known to have an ageing workforce, so partnering with Building our Skills is a brilliant way to diversify the industry and offer young people a wider scope of opportunities.
“The Ascot Group are passionate about professional and personal development. It’s been wonderful to support our own digital marketing apprentices this year, so joining up with Building our Skills is a no-brainer for us.
“I’m excited for the Ascot Group to support Building our Skills work throughout this year’s National Careers Week as well as their monthly advisory panels.”
Building our Skills will be attending this year’s Glazing Summit to contribute towards the variety of debates, discussions and panel events available. The Glazing Summit is an exclusive event for the window, door and conservatory industry that brings together business owners, directors and senior management from across the entire industry for a packed one-day summit. To find out more about the event and how you can get involved, take a look here.