Access to a skilled workforce has been a crucial element in the delivery of Thameslink Programme
Early on, we committed to investing in the skills needed to secure the programme’s delivery as well as putting in place steps to create a lasting skills legacy for the industry.
As part of our approach to procurement, Thameslink Programme’s commercial contracts required principal contactors to commit to fulfilling specific skills and employment targets. These targets included local and/or unemployed job starts, apprenticeships, work placements and work experience. A planned learning legacy paper on Implementing Strategic Labour Needs & Training Targets will outline our approach to monitoring contractor performance to maximise employment and skills outcomes across the project.