Construction Talent Retention Scheme

CECA is a strong supporter of the Construction Talent Retention Scheme (CTRS), a not-for-profit programme, funded by Government, and backed by business organisations, professional institutions and construction unions.

The online portal allows skilled individuals to showcase their experience and expertise and helps businesses across the industry find the skills they need.

There has been strong interest in the scheme since it was announced as part of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Plan for Jobs in July 2020. More than 700 employers have signed up to use the scheme. These companies, drawn from across Britain, range from multinational engineering giants to micro businesses. While almost half of all live vacancies are posted by regional SMEs, some of the bigger companies with vacancies listed include Barhale, Kier, Aecom, Balfour Beatty, ISG and Travis Perkins.

The free-to-use site allows the redeployment of staff at risk of redundancy and enables temporary employee loans between businesses. It also gives displaced workers from other sectors a route to find new employment.

The platform offers a fully featured system allowing companies to easily search candidates’ online profiles and CVs on a local, regional and national basis. It allows you to promote and directly manage information about your business, services, latest vacancies, news and events to skilled workers seeking new opportunities and to contact them directly.

www.trs-system.co.uk/construction

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