Empowering people to be the best they can be

Our 4Life Academies were created to help our people be the best they can be and to give communities and external organisations the opportunity to achieve their potential. At Fortem we are passionate about improving skills and employment chances through training, not only for our own workforce but also for residents, partners and supply chain.

The 4Life Academies are also available for external companies to use as a training centre or to host meetings. In total we offer over 40 courses. Our qualified, experienced tutors deliver courses that range from one-day programmes to four year apprenticeships. All areas of construction and building services are covered, as well as office skills such as IT and management.

The 4Life Academy offer is simple; to recruit, retain and progress. It contributes to the quality of our and our clients services by supporting people to progress their careers, gain new skills and become better qualified.

What Makes Us Unique?


  • Support Fortem’s “Grow Our Own” policy by developing and promoting from within
  • Offers us the flexibility to design training to meet the needs of our clients
  • Helps to develop the skills of our supply chain including SMEs
  • Bespoke training provided to you and your organisation
  • Helps residents and communities gain important skills and opportunities to enter employment
  • Hold training plans – reminders can be sent for renewals

We can Bring Training to You

In order to make our training available across the country and flexible for our clients, we have built mobile training rigs for teaching trade skills. Our 4Life Academy trainers take these mobile rigs ‘on the road’ so they can deliver training in locations that are most convenient for our employees and partners.

Spare Seat Initiative

We occasionally have spare places on training sessions, when this happens we offer these places to local residents free of charge. The range of courses include Manual Handling, Health & Safety Awareness, Emergency First Aid, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Sharps Awareness, Coaching & Mentoring, Minute Taking, First Aid at Work and Equality & Diversity.

Our Accreditations