Sweet Projects signs up to Chartered Institute of Building training partnership

Date: July 9, 2024

Sweet Projects is proud to announce that it has confirmed a professional training partnership with the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

The Chartered Training Partnership will see a range of colleagues from across Sweet Projects construction sites and headquarters supported with bespoke, specialised plans and guidance from the CIOB team.

The joint-venture will see the CIOB training department work closely with key figures at Sweet Projects, across HR, Learning & Development and Project Directors, to design and create learning, training and development plans for teams, and guide each interested employee towards Chartered Membership.

“We’re very pleased to announce this great collaboration for the whole Sweet Projects team,” says James McCarthy, Project Director, Union Park, “This includes trainees, apprentices and graduates, through to our experienced staff. The CIOB have a structured layout of training with vast resources to support everyone’s journey and development towards becoming Chartered Builders, should this be their goal.”

“This is a great opportunity for Sweet Projects as a business, and reinforces our commitment to staff personal development – our people are our greatest asset and, as we grow, we’re working hard to ensure we keep and grow the best alongside our business.”

The scheme is based on a strong two-way collaboration between the CIOB and each individual employee, whereby current experience and qualifications are fully assessed, and a bespoke training programme and most suitable route to fully Chartered status is then recommended.

As well as various individual training pathways within the CIOB, there are also ‘Introduction to the CIOB’ presentations for those interested in getting started, and personalised professional reviews for those who may have lapsed memberships or unsure how to get restarted.

“Our aim is to have a fully Chartered workforce, where all of our colleagues have the opportunity to not only progress their careers but excel at them,” continues James.

“The interest around the company has already been positive, with many colleagues – whether senior or earlier on in their construction journey – keen to learn how to be able to professionally build their careers through the CIOB.”

“This is all part of our commitment to building careers around our teams and our people, who are at the core of everything we do.” The Chartered Institute of Building was first started in the 1830s as the The Builders Society, and is celebrating its 190th anniversary this year. The Institute has a Royal Charter to promote the science and practice of building and construction for the benefit of society, with 48,000 members across 100 countries dedicated to the development, conservation and improvement of the built environment.