Home Building Skills Partnership

Career Attraction

Quantity Surveyor
Quantity Surveyor
Apprentices
Apprentices
Site Manager
Site Manager
Plasterer
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:

Promote Careers

 

  • 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.

DWP Kickstart Scheme

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HBF are keen to support our members and their supply chain to access the Kickstart Scheme recently launched by DWP to fund employers to create a new 6-month job placements for young people age 16 – 24 on Universal Credits.

To find out more click here

Attract Campaign - Community Relations and Sustainability Month

Community

Throughout December we will be hearing from Galliard Homes and Redrow Homes on their involvement with community projects and how they are tackling sustainability. 

More details to follow.

T Levels - Industry Placements

T Levels are new courses that follow GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A levels. These 2-year courses, which launched in September 2020, have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses so that the content meets the needs of industry and prepares students for work, further training, or study.  To find out more click here.

The Attract Media Campaign

HB Careers

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

Housebuilding Careers

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

Following the publication of CITB’s Strategic Plan and because of CITB’s continued limited resources and changing priorities within the sector the Pathways into Construction Project will no longer be financially supported by CITB. We are maintaining contact with delivery partners and employers engaged in the delivery to date to ensure we continue to support individuals who participated in our programmes.  It is important for us to continue to support these under-represented groups to increase diversity in our sector and we will be promoting more opportunities to get involved in this work over the coming months. 

To find out more about the Pathways programme click here.