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Mayor's Construction Academy

Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 11th March 2020.

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Photo of Susan Hall Susan Hall Conservative

How many of the Mayor's Construction Academy participants have been involved in building homes that contribute to meeting the homes target?

Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Mayor of London

The Mayor’s Construction Academy supports better coordination and partnership activity between developers, construction employers, training providers and other organisations to support more Londoners to access learning and secure employment. Whilst the programme does not capture individual participant destination data other than confirmation of construction employment and sustained employment, these partnerships mean that providers develop a better understanding of homebuilder workforce needs and can address skills gaps at a local level, leading to employment outcomes that contribute to the target.

Seven hubs went live in March 2019. In the 10 months of delivery to December 2019, 2,508 Londoners found construction employment through hub partners against a comparative 2017/18 baseline of 1,367.