Home Building Ambassadors have a key role in the promotion of careers in home building and attracting more people into the Industry.
The Home Building Ambassador Programme is Changing
The Home Building Ambassador programme is collaborating with STEM Learning to allow more opportunities for ambassadors to get involved and promote home building careers for the next generation. To help with a successful transition, we need existing ambassadors to sign up to the STEM programme.
To do this, visit the registration page here and complete your profile. When you come to the Skills and Qualifications section and 'scheme participation' please ensure you select ‘Construction and the built environment' and ‘Home Builders Federation – Skills Partnership’ schemes. This is very important and will allow us to keep in contact with you and tailor your content to the home building industry. Once completed you may need to edit your profile to make sure it is fully complete and to access the online induction.
To find out more about the transition process, FAQs and the benefits of becoming a Home Building STEM Ambassador, please find some useful links below. You can also find out more about STEM and the ambassador process in this helpful handbook here. If you have any other questions about the programme you can email firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEM Learning is the UK's largest provider of education and careers support in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and is expanding its portfolio into Construction and the Build Environment. They have over 30,000 ambassadors and 19 STEM Hubs across the UK which offer a range of support opportunities and local expertise.
As of July 2020, all current ambassadors will need to register with STEM Learning in order to continue to attend events and access resources and training.
Registering is easy and can be done by visiting the STEM Learning website here.
Click below to access some helpful FAQs or register directly to the programme now.
The Ambassador programme for employers
As a Home Building employer there are a variety of benefits to be had from getting involved in the STEM Home Building Ambassador programme.
You can promote your business brand and the Home Building Industry, inspire the next generation of talent as well as career changers looking to bring their skills into the sector. By encouraging your employees to become STEM Home Building Ambassadors you are developing their skills, confidence and networking opportunities out in the community.
The new collaboration with STEM Learning means you as a home building employer will be able to register with the STEM Learning, this will enable you to keep track of upcoming engagement opportunities, have your own dashboard that will show how many of your employees have signed up and what activities they are involved in. When your employees register they will be required to add you as their employer and give consent to sharing their activity with you but also other parties defined as schemes.
Encouraging your ambassadors to select the ‘Construction and the built environment' and ‘Home Builders Federation – Skills Partnership’ schemes is very important, it will allow us to keep in contact with them and tailor their content to the home building industry.
Find out more and register on the STEM Learning website here.
Becoming a Home Building Ambassador
If you are not an existing ambassador but interested in joining the programme, its easy to become a STEM Home Building Ambassador. If you work in Home Building and would like to inspire others to join the Industry, you can get involved. You can be at any stage of your career, in any job role.
A STEM Home Building Ambassador's role is to encourage and motivate people to consider a career in home building. By talking about the diverse careers on offer, entry routes and sharing your own journeys and experiences you can help to inspire and attract more people into the industry.
Some of the benefits of becoming a Home Building Ambassador include:
- Gaining new skills, building confidence, interpersonal skills and public speaking experience
- Opportunities to build networks across the industry, sector and community
- A way of volunteering your time and expertise to young people who need it
- Getting involved in local and national career events and conferences, broaden your knowledge
- Providing opportunities to promote your company
- Being part of a much bigger campaign to attract the next generation into home building careers.
When you become an Ambassador you will be joining:
- Largest Ambassador scheme in the UK with over 30,000 Ambassadors
- Over 14,000 resources
- 19 regional STEM hubs with 4 established in Scotland and Wales
- Give employers access to 100% of schools across the UK
- Fully automated self-service Ambassador Management system
- Development of a unique “Construction & the Built Environment” scheme within the STEM programme
- Programme linked to Skills Development Scotland and Careers Wales
- Access to 6000 Construction related Ambassadors currently registered with STEM who took part in over 13,000 engagements with young people in 2019.
Get involved now by registering on the STEM Learning website here.