Home Building Skills Partnership

Career Attraction

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Quantity Surveyor
Apprentices
Apprentices
Site Manager
Site Manager
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Plasterer

Attracting New Entrants & Promoting Careers

Attracting more, high quality people into the home building sector is one of the biggest challenges we face, that is why home builders are committed to:

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  • promoting home building as a primary career choice with well understood career paths, exceptional training, qualifications and prospects;
  • recruiting a more diverse workforce to assist in improving the skills gap facing our industry; and
  • being inclusive and progressive.

 

It is important we create and promote the industry as an attractive image and career choice. Our aim is to inspire not only new recruits but influencers such as parents and careers advisors by promoting the breadth of careers choices and earning potential and opportunities for progression.

To help address this, the Home Building Skills Partnership has developed and launched a series of initiatives.

The Attract Media Campaign

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The Attract campaign promotes homebuilding careers to school, college leavers and ex-armed forces personnel. The campaign continues to develop to target more key audiences and showcases the varied roles and pathways available within the sector.

To find out more about the campaign click here. 

House Building Careers Website

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A dedicated Careers website where individuals can find out about the industry, what types of careers and job roles are available, earning potential and case studies on individuals in the industry.  It explains how to get into home building with defined entry routes and a dedicated page for employers to promote their opportunities to potential applicants, across the country. To find out how to promote your home building opportunities contact the Skills Partnership

Home Building Ambassadors

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Home Building Ambassadors have a key role in the promotion of careers in home building and attracting more people into the home building Industry.  As an employer, it is an opportunity to build networks across the industry, sector and community and get involved in local and national careers events.  The Skills Partnership is collaborating with STEM Learning to allow more opportunities for ambassadors to get involved, to find out more and how to register to be part of a much bigger campaign click here.

Pathways into Home Building Careers

(N.B. Programme on hold - CITB funding currently suspended)

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The Skills Partnership has been awarded £1.9m by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to improve the recruitment, training and development of people from four under-represented groups - women, ex-military (12 months+), further education learners and young people not in education, employment or training. The project aims to promote home building as a career choice and recruit a more diverse and inclusive workforce, it is developing in collaboration with home builders four pathways to help recruit and train people from these groups. 

To find out more click here.