Career Resources

Working with industry, career and education experts, we have created a suite of downloadable resources for teachers and industry ambassadors to use with a range of audiences. From lesson plans to PowerPoint presentations, activities to videos, these resources will provide you with tools and information on careers within the home building industry, entry routes and the skills you will need. Find out more below:

Virtual Resources

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The pandemic has changed the way we work and the way we can offer work experience to young and early talent. Our virtual career insight and work experience resources aim to address the continued demand for high quality home building careers advice, taster sessions and work experience.

These resources have been developed so that you can tailor them to suit your business strategy and recruitment scope and processes. They are designed to be adapted for delivery to a variety of audiences, including school and college leavers, women’s groups, ex-forces and the unemployed.

  • Virtual - Career Insight and Taster Toolkit – This interactive workshop is aimed at school leavers who are interested in considering a career pathway in the Construction and Home Building Industry. It has been designed to be delivered in one day to up to 20 students with one facilitator leading the session, held over an online video platform such as Microsoft Teams. This resource comprises of a facilitators toolkit that will prepare you to set up and run the workshop. It also includes guidance notes, step by step instructions, slides, hints and tips for successful delivery, activities and templates. It is advisable to read the facilitator guidance notes before beginning and to run through the slides and activities before deciding how it will work for you and your target group.
  • Virtual Work Experience Framework guide for employers – This is a model framework on which to develop a work experience opportunity that can run from 3 to 5 days. It will prepare you to host, introduce, deliver and evaluate a work experience opportunity with a timetable, content examples and useful hints and tips.

If you have any questions about the content or how to use it please get in touch with skillspartnership@hbf.co.uk

HBSP would like to acknowledge Barratt Development Graduates Tom Green and Anna Mason for sharing their design model with our Home Building ambassador network and Taylor Wimpey Graduates Victoria Moyle & Henry Charlton for developing a Framework for future use.

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Parent Resources

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Find useful information specifically for parents who want to know more about careers, pathways and opportunities in home building, to provide informed support to their child when making career choices.

Case Studies

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Home building is not just about building homes, there are many different careers available that could be right up your street. Find out more about opportunities and real stories from those working in these roles.

Teaching Resources

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Explore our teaching resources focused on careers guidance. These can be used to introduce school children to the world of construction, particularly Home Building, and include career guidance and team work opportunities.

Brochures and Guidance

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Find out more about careers in home building and information on where to start.

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