Construction Careers Week is an annual programme hosted by Built Environment Skills in Schools (BESS).
Built Environment Skills in Schools is a fantastic organisation which aims to overcome the skills shortage in the built environment by inspiring the next generation to consider a career in construction. The organisation is collaborating with the construction industry to engage with primary and secondary schools, colleges, and sixth forms to encourage young people into the construction industry.
Built Environment Skills in Schools brings together employers in the construction industry, educators from across the UK, and young people to tackle the skills gap in construction. The organisation strives to give educators working with children and young people information about the number of exciting opportunities and careers the construction industry has to offer.
Every year, Built Environment Skills in Schools hosts ‘Construction Careers Week‘, an initiative to address the skills shortage in the construction industry, to encourage young people into construction, and to eradicate stereotypical misconceptions about the construction industry. Activities during Construction Careers Week include: site visits, networking opportunities, CV and applicant guidance, and discussions with individuals working in the construction industry about the variety of careers available in construction.
Built Environment Skills in Schools features a wide range of useful resources on their website, including school engagement programmes, workshops, videos, guides, and online courses to help the construction businesses to inspire the next generation of children and young people into careers in construction.
To watch a video by Built Environment Skills in Schools showing ideas for School Engagement, click the link below.