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Adopt a School Initiative

Published 26 October 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Schools

It is important to invest time to train up the younger generation and encourage them to consider a career in construction. To help prepare students for future training and employment in the industry, an ‘Adopt a school’ initiative was piloted. This initiative involved the following: The contractor funded IT equipment and the training of teachers in the local secondary school…


CSCS Cards for Disabled Students

Published 20 October 2015 | Written by Helle Dorrington
CategoriesCSCS Disadvantaged groups Induction and training Local and special needs Skills card

Introduction: The Victory Pier development has an ongoing partnership with a local school, Woodside School for disabled students. They regularly visit our development to gain first hand experience of working on a construction site. Some students have also gained valuable work experience on the Berkeley Homes, Kidbrooke development. Improvement Opportunity: Many of the students would like a career in the…


Virtually Interacting with Schools

Published 6 October 2015 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesCareers advice Colleges Induction and training Operative behaviour Schools

Sites should seek opportunities to engage with the local community. Working within the community provides a good opportunity for operatives to engage with schools and promote the positive nature of the construction industry, while also providing information on different trades and career opportunities within the industry. Below is an example of how a site interacted with the local school: As…


Inspiring Careers in Construction

Published 1 October 2015 | Written by Juliana Postarini
CategoriesCareers advice Cooperation Schools

Laing O’Rourke, a local organisation called Creative Wick and Gainsborough School collaborated on the creation of a bespoke series of workshops that used art and design to inspire pupils to consider the wide variety of career options offered by the construction industry. Each workshop took on a theme, with pupils first learning about the role of art and design in construction,…


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 Careers advice Colleges Create opportunities Placements Schools Universities

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…