Why SOAR Build?

Sheffield Homes 9/4/09SOAR Build are a non for profit Social Enterprise with any surpluses generated re-invested within the training arm of the company and the local community

Recent research by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board), the Learning and Skills Council South Yorkshire, the South Yorkshire Construction Training Group and other agencies has clearly demonstrated that there is insufficient local supply of skilled construction workers to meet the increasing construction workload (construction skills shortage).

It is also recognised that the existing construction, employment and training opportunities are not meeting labour demands (training schemes lacking site experience)

SOAR Build recognizes the skills shortage within the construction industry in South Yorkshire and aim to address the following;

  • Low level of local recruitment and training with the industry
  • A forever aging and retiring workforce
  • Poor industry image
  • Low levels of training by employers and the lack of training and learning culture
  • Decline of apprenticeships
  • Under representation in the industry from important sections of the labour force e.g. minority ethnic groups and women

Whilst we recognise the Social impact that SOAR Build bring to an area, we also recognise that in today’s market within the construction industry we also need to compete commercially by delivering projects;

  • On time
  • Within budget
  • To a proven quality

And ensuring Health and Safety is at the forefront of everything that we undertake