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CITB’s Go Construct campaign

Published 28 September 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesApprenticeships Campaigns Careers advice Careers advice Create opportunities Placements

Go Construct is an industry wide initiative that aims to attract, inform and retain a talented workforce for the Construction and Built Environment sector, and has been developed with more than 200 construction employers, schools, colleges and those with a passion for construction. It will consist of a common gateway website, giving people access to a range of useful and practical…


Encouraging deaf students to consider a career in construction

Published 16 September 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesColleges Create opportunities Disadvantaged groups

It is important to make the construction industry accessible to everyone and encourage new people into the industry. Sites should encourage the younger generation to consider a career in construction, by providing opportunities for students to try new skills and learn more about different trades and opportunities. Below is an example of how a site has achieved this: Three site…


‘Have a Go’ Days

Published 3 September 2015 | Written by Natalie Kippax
CategoriesInduction and training Schools

Following the successful completion of the new build works to the Sports Hall at Oakfield High School for Wigan Council, F Parkinson Ltd organised a ‘Have a Go’ day to let a group of Year 9 pupils try out a number of trades. With the assistance of our supply chain, the pupils got to try their hand at painting, bricklaying,…


National Careers Week

Published 17 April 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Create opportunities Placements Schools

National Careers Week is coordinated annually by the Career Development Institute. This week encourages education providers to bring together students, local employers and advisers through careers events and activities. To support National Careers Week on your site, you could do the following: Regularly attend careers fairs to encourage recruitment and work experience opportunities; Visit local schools to talk about a career in the construction…


Educating the Educators

Published 20 January 2015 | Written by Mark Kilcran
CategoriesCareers advice Employed Training

In response to the CITB’s Educating the Educators Report, Shepherd Construction held a teacher training day aimed at increasing teachers knowledge of the careers available in the construction industry. The event was held in partnership with Durham Education & Business Partnership (EBP) and supported by the CITB. The event was held at Shepherd’s £31.5m project to construct Hitachi Rail Europe’s…


The Prince’s Trust ‘Get into Construction’ Programme

Published 5 November 2014 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesApprenticeships Careers advice Careers advice Corporate Social Responsibility action plan Create opportunities Disadvantaged groups Labour Literacy training Numeracy training Placements Residents Training

The Prince’s Trust is supporting the construction industry to address the current skills shortage and encourage new talent. The ‘Get into Construction’ programme offers a multi-skilled programme, which can lead to apprenticeship opportunities on site and help unemployed young people gain valuable training and experience. Here is an example of how one site in conjunction with the Prince’s Trust supported the programme: A…