Major Infrastructure Projects
From High Speed 2 and railway engineering projects, to the Nuclear New Build Programme, to the largest tunnelling project since Victorian times, to flood defence interventions to major Highways investments – there is a huge requirement for skilled labour with the right skills, attitudes and behaviours at the right time. A huge surge in home building also presents significant requirements and future job opportunities across the country that demands an urgent strategic and tactical response.
Where growth is expected as a result of very high profile major projects, Skyblue is proactive in getting involved to help support early investment planning specifically in relation to human capital. Our experience includes:
- Helping develop major project skills and employment strategies and plans to identify how many people are needed when, with what skills and training in line with the overall, long term build and operation (sometimes up to 12 years in terms of construction)
- Writing investment and business cases that enable major projects to leverage the support of public sector mainstream sources to encourage the achievement of stretching apprenticeship, diversity and health and safety targets above and beyond legal, contractual compliance or consents
- Completing major contractor and supply chain research in order to understand what support they need in order to more effectively compete for major project contracts