As you’re probably aware, Carillion, one of the UK’s largest construction companies, collapsed under an enormous debt pile of £1.5 billion last month. Just last week, it was revealed 377 people would lose their jobs. Now, in more recent days, it has come to light that a further 452 people will also be losing their jobs. This takes the total to more than 800 workers. figure increase
Carillion, which employed around 20,000 people in the UK, was connected to a variety of roles. These were in both the public and private sector and some back-office functions.
If you have unfortunately been affected by Carillion’s collapse, here is where Brooks and Kirk come in. We may have some good news for you and a potential route of getting back into work…
Become a Construction NVQ Assessor
We should probably start by explaining what an NVQ Assessor actually is;
An NVQ Assessor uses their professional background and vocational skills and knowledge (from any industry) to help learners gain the desired qualification. They work closely with their learners so that they can give them necessary feedback to meet the standards required. If you have more questions about what an Assessor does, visit our FAQ page!
What would you need to become an NVQ Assessor?
First of all – occupational competence! This would be in whatever area you are wanting to assess in. Seen as though Carillion was the largest Construction company in the UK, let’s take a construction worker for example. As a construction worker, occupational competence would be evidenced by past work experience and/or qualifications in that sector. It’s as simple as that!
But it’s not just Construction workers who can become Assessors. If there’s a sector that involves a vocational qualification, there’s an Assessor role to go with it.
Second of all – the Assessor qualification. More specifically, the most highly regarded Assessor qualification, which is the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement. Or CAVA, for short. This qualification would qualify you to assess your candidates in any learning or work environment!
We understand that it’s not easy to ‘just get back into work’. But you can see from job sites such as Indeed and FEJobs, there’s a high demand for Assessors in trades including Construction. So, whether you’ve spent a small or large amount of years in your sector, why let those years go to waste? Becoming an NVQ Assessor can allow you to use all the skills and knowledge you’ve learnt over the years to guide others in the same sector.
With Brooks and Kirk, you can take all the time you need to complete your qualification and find the best route for you to get back into work. If you would like more information on the Assessor qualifications, try our CAVA page. Alternatively, you can give us a call on 01205 805155 and we’ll be more than happy to take you through anything you need to know.