Our Academy


In the wake of the ‘Farmer Review’ (The Farmer Review of
the UK Construction Labour Model), the principles of recruitment and retention of talent are recognised as being fundamental to industry’s future success. Our multiple award-winning Academy was created to formalise the significant investment Ian Williams commits to training and development of our entire workforce, with a focus on recruiting and managing those enrolled on our large Apprenticeship and Trainee Surveyor Programmes.

Ian Williams has already been recognised by Investors in People as ‘a great place to work’ and the Academy has been described by the CITB as a Best-in-Class approach in addressing severe skills shortages within construction. In 2018, we scooped the National Housing Maintenance Forum Best Apprentice Scheme. It has also been awarded the prestigious PwC ‘Winner of Winners’ in the Training and Personnel category.

An Introduction to the
Ian Williams Academy


View Video

Types of Training Offered


As well as NVQ qualifications, other training courses that the Academy delivers are focused on issues around the places in which we work, for example: occupied premises, safeguarding, dementia awareness, mental health.  As a business we have worked alongside organisations to produce literature that is widely used in training throughout the industry.

Click below to download a copy of our Sensitive Contractor’s Guide produced in association with erosh.