Hire, Loan, Borrow - Construction Talent Retention Scheme Gets Funding

NHIC's Anna Scothern

The Chancellor has confirmed support for the Construction Talent Retention Scheme - which has pleased the National Home Improvement Council.

Formally launching later this month, the Construction Talent Retention Scheme is a partnership between industry and government to secure essential talent in the UK’s construction sector.

The scheme is run by the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) which is made up of trade and business associations from across the supply chain.


 “The Construction Talent Retention Scheme is a crucial tool for keeping skills within the sector and will make a huge difference to construction workers and their families that have been affected by redundancies or job losses.”

– Anna Scothern 

Chief Executive, National Home Improvement Council


Looking to hire

The not-for-profit programme has funding secured until the end of April 2021, providing a free online platform for any business or organisation looking to hire, while ensuring that candidates’ skills and experience are given a prominent platform within the wider industry.

Businesses and employers interested in finding out more are encouraged to register their interest at www.trs-system.co.uk/construction


On loan

The online portal supports redeployment of staff at risk of redundancy from across the sector, while also enabling temporary employee loans between businesses. It also gives displaced workers from other sectors a route to find new employment in construction, while offering businesses a platform to find the skills they need.



As a key member of the CLC’s Refurbishment, Maintenance and Home Improvement workstream, the NHIC are working behind the scenes with other stakeholders to launch the website as soon as is possible and we will keep you informed of progress on our website and across social media.

Picture: The Talent Retention Scheme has the full backing and support of those working in the repair & maintenance and home improvement sectors says the NHIC's Anna Scothern.


Article written by Cathryn Ellis
16th July 2020


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