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Academy status for London Bridge Station project

4 Oct 13 The National Skills Academy for Construction has awarded project status to the redevelopment of London Bridge Station.

The accreditation comes after Network Rail and its main contractor Costain agreed targets to train 40 apprentices, 71 work placements, 22 graduates and 80 new employees over the four-year lifetime of the project. Across the workforce, each person will receive an average of four days’ accredited skills training per year.

The National Skills Academy for Construction is supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).

The London Bridge redevelopment is part of the £6.5bn Thameslink Programme.

Network Rail project manager Andy Gent said: “At Network Rail we think National Skills Academies are unique as they are employer led. With a project as complex as the redevelopment of London Bridge, so much more can be achieved by not only leading the skills agenda but also by ensuring we are working with other industries and learning from them. This is a hugely significant project to London, and to the construction and rail engineering sectors, and will create a bigger and better station for passengers. We believe the National Skills Academy approach will maximise our success.”

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