The telecommunications industry provides the UK with an infrastructure resulting in a strong performing digital economy. But, as demands on the digital world evolve at pace, amid the real opportunity for the UK to become a world leader in digital connectivity, there are real pressures on the skills gap to build future networks.
Tackling the engineer skills gap challenge
The supply chain faces significant challenges with the availability of skilled people with network experience. Against the backdrop of an ambitious Government with plans to connect full-fibre to 15 million premises by 2025 and 5G deployment to the majority of the UK by 2027, this engineer resource constraint threatens to challenge those deadlines without a recruit, train, and retain intervention. Supporting the Government's commitment to gigabit speed technology, we play an integral role in supporting the recruitment and re-training of over 25,000 people since 2019.
We support the Openreach Civils Engineer recruitment and training drive, delivering Openreach Civils accreditations to thousands of staff at our training centres across the UK over the last six years.
Why Citrus Training?
We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors.
Our specialist Telecoms training team are Civils experts and have developed the Civils new recruit programme to meet industry needs. Since 2005 they have trained 32,000 delegates in the Telecomms sector.
Standards we live and breathe by
A name synonymous with quality and trust, we are a preferred Telecoms training provider in the sector for huge clients, including Openreach, Telent, Virgin Media, Morrison Telecom Services, and many more.
We train delegates in our industry-leading facilities nationwide with in-house and employed Telecoms subject trainers who deliver premium training with consistency and quality. We have a portfolio of over 20 different courses, including Duct Laying, Core Drilling, Box Building, Excavation & Reinstatement, Confined Space, and Traffic Management. All delivered to Openreach, Smart Awards and City & Guilds awarding standards. We have one of the UK’s largest in-house support teams offering a tailored mix of training, consultancy, and technical services who are always available to advise customers on accreditations, schemes, and regulation requirements.
Customers can take advantage of our fully-managed delivery, offering national engagement, skills and competency management, ensuring all bases are covered. The result is market-leading training practices and services, serving businesses and customers across the country.
Right now, the demand for work far outweighs trained operatives to conduct it. With no dedicated national provider for some of the specialist training required, there is a need in the market for more quality and consistent training. So, as part of our ongoing improvement strategy, we will develop more courses, increase our offering, and make a significant contribution to ensuring consistency in training available to businesses and operatives, working closely with asset owners and awarding bodies to achieve this. Ultimately, our aim is to be the telecoms sector’s preferred choice for training by 2023.
We have a variety of courses available, some of which we can tailor to meet the needs of our customers:
Citrus Training are the UK's largest provider of health, safety, technical training, and assessment services for the Built Environment and Utility sectors, and here's why.
Specialist Trainers Our specialist Telecoms training team are Civils experts and have developed the Civils new recruit programme to meet industry needs.
25,000+ Delegates Trained We’ve successfully delivered training for over 25,000 delegates in the Telecoms sector.
Openreach We have been delivering Openreach civils accreditations to thousands of staff at our training centres across the UK for the last 6 years. Supporting the Openreach Fully Accredited Workforce Programme.
Purpose Built Facilities Nationwide purpose-built units and training facilities to offer the highest standard in Telecom’s training to a volume of delegates.
SMART Awards We're a SMART Awards approved training provider. Our centres are experienced in delivering qualifications to the telecommunications and utility industries throughout the UK.
Trusted Provider We’re a trusted Telecoms training provider for Openreach, Telent, Virgin Media, Morrison Telecom, Vodafone and many more.
Over 100+ training centres nationwide, with 150+ technical trainers, delivering upwards of 250+ courses to over 40,000+ delegates each year. Thats why we're the UK's trusted training provider.