The employment team at Cheltenham law firm, BPE, has revealed that it has helped to develop new courses for Gloucestershire’s multi-million-pound construction school, AccXel – and will also be teaching them.
Founded as a project in 2020, AccXel was funded by £1.96 million from the government’s Getting Building Fund, and over £1 million from the Forest of Dean-based construction firm, K W Bell Group.
Its aim is to help deliver the next generation of talent for the construction industry, as well as to offer training for those already working in the industry at all levels.
Heyma Holmes, a partner at BPE, and colleague Steve Conlay worked with Nicola Bird and Natalie Bell from AccXel to design two modules focused on delivering HR and successful leadership skills for construction site managers.
Bird said: ‘The HR law module that BPE will deliver is an integral part of our Skill STEPS Programme as it will help to build knowledge, confidence and understanding of construction-specific legal situations that many managers face.
‘Having Heyma and Steve’s support has been hugely reassuring and we are excited to look to developing further modules with their input.’
The Skill STEPS courses will be rolled out at AccXel from February 2022, with Holmes and Conlay delivering content and courses from May 2022.
By Andrew Merrell