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Published on 04 December 2019

Berry Recruitment’s training division – Berry Training Services - has taken another step up the ladder with a new training provision to offer a lifelong health and safety accreditation.

Issued by the British Safety Council, the qualification is specifically aimed at those who work within the construction sector.

Already the company’s training centre in Southampton offers Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) courses, and now provides all-round training.

With house-building a major plank of all political parties’ manifestos, the sector looks set for an injection of energy.

Courses for the new ‘Level 1 health and safety training in a construction environment’ are designed for both those employed by companies and the self-employed.

The CITB CSCS training is also available in multiple languages, which enables the industry to make the most of foreign workers.

With Berry Recruitment having many clients and candidates within the construction sector, the company can ensure those staff it supplies have the necessary qualifications.

Lee Gamble, managing director of Berry Recruitment, said: “This is a major leap forward for us.”

“We have a dedicated training suite that offers CITB CSCS training and with this new BSC accreditation we can provide more.”

“The BSC health and safety accreditation lasts for life and doesn’t need to be renewed so it really is an investment worth making.”

“We can offer the training during evenings and at weekends so the self-employed don’t miss out on any work.”

“We are also sensitive to the needs of those for whom English is not their native tongue and can train people for CITB CSCS in all European languages.

“Being a recruiter for the industry we understand what is required so we can offer the right courses through Berry Training Services.

“All of our in-house trainers have recruitment experience and are able to offer careers advice. We can train people and then find them jobs through our construction recruitment service.”

Berry Recruitment is part of Berry Recruitment Group (BRG) which operates from nearly 40 locations across England and Wales.

Its brands include Wild Recruitment and Wild Berry Associates and the closest branches to its training centre are in Southampton, Gosport, Portsmouth and Poole.

Berry Recruitment harnesses new accreditation