Redland is investing in the future of the pitched roofing sector with the launch of a programme to support young roofing students.

The programme provides a range of support to 10 selected colleges and training groups – delivering technical training from the company’s National Training Centre team, alongside complimentary tiles and accessories to practice with; through to plant tours and access to online learning modules.

The programme is a part of a wider company strategy to upskill the industry. After becoming the first dedicated pitched roofing industry training centre in the UK, the Redland National Training Centre has trained over 45,000 people.

Mat Woodyatt, Redland training manager, said: “One can’t underestimate the importance of training up our next generation of roofers. We want to address the challenge of skills shortages in our industry by backing its new entrants and ensure that high standards are the norm.”