Contractors should work to establish links with the local community and youth groups to encourage young people to consider a career in construction.
See the examples below for how one site achieved this:
- The site worked closely with the client’s project team to develop links with the National Citizen Service (NCS).
- The National Citizen Service is an initiative aimed at 15-17-year-olds focusing on developing skills for work and life through a team social action project.
- The client was involved with the NCS and suggested that contractors could do more to promote construction to this audience of young school leavers looking for a career.
- The site therefore worked with NCS participants to decorate the hoarding, with the hope that the experience will foster a positive attitude towards the industry.
For more information about the NCS, click the link below.
Monitor report. Kier Construction - North East. North Yorkshire. October 2017.