The Rooff Construction Management Training Academy

“A programme for the long term development of individual and organisational expertise in the field of construction management”

Rooff has a highly successful track record and reputation for training over the long history of the firm. To continue this success and maintain long term future well trained staff, we have developed the “Rooff Academy”.

The introduction of an “Academy approach” will provide a framework for developing the careers of staff and apprentices. It encompasses a range of work based experience provision linked to academic programmes, to inspire and mentor the career and work life journey.

Training routes will include;

  • Work place Mentoring
  • Academic Learning Programmes
  • Apprenticeships at Levels 3, 4 and Degree
  • Professional Development Programmes
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Health & Safety Related Training
  • Professional Chartered Membership Progression

The Rooff Academy also helps promote careers in the industry and provides an excellent entry point for young people and people re-skilling to gain access to a potentially long term fulfilling career in the industry.

Rooff also plays its part in helping the sector at a wider regional level and through Development Director, Steve Drury, has established important skills and training network relationships across London. This high level involvement demonstrates Rooff`s genuine interest and commitment to helping close the skills gap in the sector and to promote the benefit of the great careers available across construction.

These include the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), the London Region Construction Training Group (LRCTG), Greater London Authority (GLA) – Skills for Londoners Construction Sub Group, Local London – Skills & Employment Board and the Barking & Dagenham Construction Advisory Group (CAG).

Rooff Training & Apprenticeship Case Studies

TomProject Quantity Surveyor
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I have always enjoyed working with numbers and money, so working within the construction industry as a quantity surveyor allows me to apply these interests to real life and gives me a large element of satisfaction in being apart of the process and completion of a project. I came into my employment with Rooff Ltd whilst I was studying at University. I had undertaken a summer placement in my holidays for two consecutive years and upon graduation Rooff offered me a position for full time employment. I love working in a professional fun environment, being able to have the split between office work and being on-site. I love the satisfaction of overcoming the daily challenges that construction throws at you, and being able to apply numerical skills to real life situations
StevenAssistant Manager
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Having previously worked as a Rooff Assistant Site Manager on residential and heritage projects, I am now working as an Assistant Contracts Manager. I wanted to be involved in the construction industry as I have always been interested in the sector, both in design and the construction of buildings. I recently graduated with a First Class Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Construction Management from the University of East London after studying part time as a member of the Rooff Training Academy. My time in the Rooff Training Academy has also involved completing a BTEC Level 3 Diploma, BTEC Level 4 Higher National Certificate and 7 years of on the job training and work experience. Being able to study part time whilst working has brought great benefits and enabled me to put theory into practice.
DominicTrainee Site Manager
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I started an apprenticeship as a construction plant fitter, learning about how to repair and maintain a wide variety of construction machinery and vehicles. Working around building sites has increased my passion for the industry and I am now training to become an assistant site manager. I go to college one day a week on a management apprenticeship and have recently finished doing a BTEC Level 3 course. I now help the site team by checking drawings so that things can be built right.
SurajManagement Trainee
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I started doing work experience at Rooff, which came about following a site visit to a project near where I lived. Rooff had contacted my school and arranged for a students site visit through my construction diploma tutor. I then asked for some work experience and got to work in the estimating department and quantity surveying departments. I enjoy learning from the people who have been doing the work for many years, they have lots of experience and know of easier ways to do things and think of things I wouldn't. I have now been taken on as part of a Degree Apprenticeship in Quantity Surveying. I enjoy the course I am studying because I can see how it ties in with the roles and legislation at work, therefore making it easier to learn at both work and university.