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This is the Government's initiative to provide useful work experience for young people.

If you are considering taking on someone between 16 and 25 Checkout KICKSTART and contact Denise@YIRTG.org.uk for the benefits for joining the programme

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The Yorkshire Independent Roof Training Group received funding from CITB towards the administration and support of its member services.


CITB are currently carrying out a consultation to see how they can obtain best value for their members.    Unfortunately their proposals include the reduction of funding to training groups across the UK, and this will result in either a significant reduction in the number of groups, or the closure of all groups.


The CITB proposals can be found on their website by followng this LINK.


Eight of the Roof Training Groups represent 9% of the total number of training groups, and 14% of both the total and active membership of all training groups, which clearly offers value for money to the industry.


The eight roof training groups have joined together as the National Roof Training Group to propose to CITB that the NRTG be allocated 14% of the revised available funding to continue to offer services to the roofing industry through training groups.     


The closure of training centres supported by roof training groups would mean a significant reduction in training available across the UK, with some area having no access to practical roofing training whatsoever.


If you would like to let CITB know your views on their proposals, the link to feedback to CITB can be found on their website by following this LINK.   There are few questions, so to explain your views you may have to use the comments sections of the form.    



Yorkshire Independent Roof Training Group works with our local member roofing companies and employers to provide them access to discounted training, networking and our aim is to promote roofing as an attractive and viable career. 


Our dedicated group training officer Denise Cherry supports the group and our members by managing day to day operations, liaising with member companies and training providers to get the best deals for member companies.

What do we offer? 


We source and provide quality training for our members in Yorkshire to support upskilled, industry leading workforces for their companies.


Key Services we offer include:

  • The sourcing, organisation and booking support of training courses at competitive prices and convenient locations.
  • Identifying funding options for courses where available. 
  • Professional advice on training
  • Newsletters
  • Free RoofCert technical tests 
  • Support from the Group Training Officer to assist with training needs, skills matrix and skills gap support 

Why not get in touch to see how we can support you?