Employment and Skills Planning

MHA Skills Community

An Employment and Skills Plan (ESP) is developed for each scheme, which illustrates anticipated training and learning outcomes achieved.

An Employment and Skills Plan (ESP) provides target benchmarks against fourteen employment and skills areas, into the planning and procurement processes. These have been ratified by the National Construction Skills Academy Group and have been developed and approved by the construction industry.

Midlands Highway Alliance has incorporated ESP into their processes, to provide performance information to evidence progress and achievement on the required employment and skills areas for Medium Schemes Frameworks (MSF)

MHA has embedded the Construction Skills’ National Skills Academy for Construction (NSAfC) Client Based Approach (CBA). Their Employment and Skills Strategy includes fourteen (14) employment and skills activity areas for completion. This information will be captured through regular monitoring processes and includes:

  • Work experience
  • Construction curriculum support activities
  • Graduates
  • Jobs created on construction projects
  • Advanced health and safety training for subcontractors
  • Leadership and management training for subcontractors

How to complete an Employment and Skills Plan

Guidance and templates to support the completion of an Employment and Skills Plan.

MHA Medium Schemes Framework follows this guidance and requires the following to be submitted:

Complete an Employment Skills Plan summarising the targets (and any benchmark requirements) that will be achieved during the scheme.

Regular reporting of achievement of targets can be undertaken using the ESP template in the documents section of the website.

Employment and Skills Plan (ESP)

Template for the current Employment and Skills Plan.

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