Employment and Skills Planning

MHA+ Skills Community

An Employment and Skills Plan (ESP) is developed for each scheme delivered as part of the MHA medium schemes framework  (msf), this forms part of the performance management processes that are integrated into scheme delivery – and illustrates anticipated training and learning outcomes achieved.

An Employment and Skills Plan (ESP) provides target benchmarks against fourteen employment and skills areas, into the planning and procurement processes. These have been ratified by the National Construction Skills Academy Group and have been developed and approved by the construction industry.

Midlands Highway Alliance incorporated ESP into their processes, to provide performance information to evidence progress and achievement on the required employment and skills areas for Medium Schemes Frameworks (MSF)

MHA has embedded the Construction Skills’ National Skills Academy for Construction (NSAfC) Client Based Approach (CBA). Their Employment and Skills Strategy includes fourteen (14) employment and skills activity areas for completion. This information will be captured through regular monitoring processes and includes:

  • Work experience
  • Construction curriculum support activities
  • Graduates
  • Jobs created on construction projects
  • Advanced health and safety training for subcontractors
  • Leadership and management training for subcontractors

How to complete an Employment and Skills Plan

Guidance and templates to support the completion of an Employment and Skills Plan.

MHA Medium Schemes Framework follows this guidance and requires the completion of our Employment and Skills Plan – summarising the targets (and any benchmark requirements) that will be achieved during the scheme.

Initial targets and their achievement can be mapped using the ESP template click here to download