Berry Recruitment’s training division – Berry Training Services – has taken another step up the ladder with new accreditation to offer health and safety cards that last for life.
Issued by the British Safety Council, the qualifications are specifically for those who work on construction sites.
Already the company’s training centre in Southampton offers Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) courses, and now provides all-round training.
With house-building a major plank of all political parties’ manifestos, the sector looks set for an injection of energy.
Courses for the new ‘Level 1 health and safety training in a construction environment’ cards are geared for both those employed by companies and the self-employed.
Training is also available in multiple languages, which enables the industry to make the most of foreign workers.
With Berry Recruitment having many clients and candidates within the construction sector, the company can ensure those staff it supplies have the necessary qualifications.
Lee Gamble, managing director of Berry Recruitment, said:
“This is a major leap forward for us.
“We have a dedicated training suite that offers CSCS cards and with this new accreditation we can provide much more.
“The health and safety cards last for life and don’t have to be updated so it really is an investment worth making.
“We also offer the training during evenings and at weekends so the self-employed won’t miss any work.
“We are also sensitive to the needs of those for whom English is not their first tongue and can train people in all European languages.
“Being a recruiter for the industry we understand what is required so we can offer the right courses through Berry Training Services.
“All of our in-house trainers have recruitment experience and are able to offer careers advice. We can train people and then find them jobs through our construction recruitment service.”
Berry Recruitment is part of Berry Recruitment Group (BRG) which operates from nearly 40 locations across England and Wales.
Its brands include Wild Recruitment and Wild Berry Associates and the closest branches to its training centre are in Southampton, Gosport, Portsmouth and Poole.