Home Hub Academy to boost skills

Karen Neville

A new training programme is helping to develop the skills of Bracknell tradespeople

A new learning academy has been launched to develop the skills of local people in the Bracknell area by independent window and door specialist, Home Hub.

The Home Hub Academy is an 18-month training programme which combines classroom learning, course work, and hands-on workshops in the company’s dedicated 2,000sqft facility in Bracknell. The programme aims to broaden the knowledge and skills of local installers from product knowledge to customer service, providing the recruits with the right skills to thrive within a growing local business and flourish in the construction industry.

There are currently nine people taking part, with the aim for 28 to be fully qualified each year. Curtis Lockyer, 24, who is currently taking part in the academy, said: “I’m excited to finish the Home Hub Academy and be a fully qualified installer. It’s a great opportunity to be part of a growing company, that wants to ensure they offer the best for their customers and employees because they care about the future.”

As well as being salaried, trainees taking part in the programme benefit from an energetic, fun learning environment where they build their skills under the wings of a team of fully qualified installers. Upon completion trainees will receive a fenestration apprenticeship qualification.

Laurence Tuck, Founder and Managing Director, at Home Hub Group, said: “We wanted to create our own training programme to ensure the windows and doors we supply, from award-winning brands like Origin, are installed the right way, every time and to broaden the opportunities available to those who want a career in construction. Our training programme is open to anyone, and we are really excited to have created a safe environment where people feel valued, learn a new skill, and will be financially rewarded from day one.”

Visit Home Hub’s website to find out more about its window and door installation academy.