Home Building Careers Ambassadors

Ambassadors

Home Building Career Ambassadors have a key role in the promotion of careers in home building and attracting more people into the Industry.

Some employers may have their own approach to building industry awareness and recruit ambassadors from within but you can also be part of a bigger network. Our Home Building Careers Ambassador Scheme collaborates with STEM Learning & Go Construct to allow more opportunities for ambassadors to get involved and promote home building careers for the next generation.

STEM Learning is the UK's largest provider of education and careers support in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and has expanded its portfolio into Construction and the Built Environment.

If you work in home building and would like to inspire others to join the Industry, you can get involved! It is easy to become a Home Building Careers ambassador via the Go Construct STEM ambassador route.

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“Here at Countryside we are always looking to attract diverse new talent from within our communities and beyond and want to do this by building a network of ambassadors to help us promote the industry and the breath of career opportunities available in Countryside. When we heard that HBF and GoConstruct were collaborating with the STEM Learning network we decided to join their programme to take advantage of the school and college contacts, resources and connectivity on offer until we are in a position to develop our own strategy of engagement.” Countryside Properties

A Home Building Careers 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.

To find out more and to register go to Go Construct STEM Ambassador, there is how to video that can walk you through the process in under 2 minutes, step by step guide or you can follow the instructions below:

Instructions to ensure you are registered with our home building scheme :

  • Sign into your STEM Ambassador profile
  • Select ‘Edit Profile’ under your name
  • Select the ‘Skills & Qualifications’ tab
  • Select ‘Edit’ in the bottom right-hand corner
  • Add the ‘Home Builders Federation - Skills Partnership Scheme’ to schemes I participate in ’

(you can join more than one STEM ambassador scheme, why not join Go Construct STEM ambassador scheme too)

  • Tick ‘I agree to share my STEM Ambassador data’ in the box below, to access the latest industry information, resources and support specific to you.

This will allow us to keep in contact with you and tailor your content to the home building industry.

Finally, once done please select ‘Submit’ to finish the update

Getting Involved

Whether you are a home building professional that is new to the STEM Ambassador network, or an existing STEM Ambassador looking to get involved in our Home Building scheme, check out the guide on the Go Construct website to find out how to get involved.

More information can also be found on the Go Construct FAQ page.

Benefits of becoming a Home Building Career Ambassador

  • Gain new skills, increased confidence, develop interpersonal skills, and public speaking experience
  • Opportunity to build networks across the industry, sector, and community
  • A way of volunteering your time and expertise to young people who need it
  • Participate in local and national career events and conferences, broaden your knowledge
  • It’s an opportunity for your company
  • You are part of a much bigger campaign to attract the next generation into home building careers

What being part of the Go Construct STEM Ambassador network means

  • You are joining the largest Ambassador scheme in the UK with over 33,000 Ambassadors
  • Having access to over 14,000 resources
  • Giving your employer access to 100% of schools across the UK
  • Having access to a fully automated self-service Ambassador Management system
  • Having access to two unique Schemes – “Home Building Skills Partnership” and “Construction & the Built Environment” within the STEM programme

Are you one of our existing Home Building Careers Ambassadors?

Registered with STEM Learning yet? why not? it's easy - take a look at the FAQs, then visit the registration page here and complete your profile using the same instructions as above.

If you have a question email Skills Partnership.

The Home Building Careers Ambassador programme for employers

As a home building employer there are a variety of benefits to be had from your employees becoming ambassadors and promoting your business brand and the home building industry while inspiring the next generation of talent and career changers. By encouraging your employees to become Home Building Careers Ambassadors you are developing their skills, confidence, and networking opportunities out in the community.

The new collaboration with STEM Learning and Go Construct means you as a home building employer will be able to register with STEM, 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.

Find out more and register AS AN EMPLOYER on the STEM Learning website here

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“Our ambassador work feeds into our over business strategy of Valuing people and inspiring the next generation to build. We run our own internal ambassador programme training our employees on how to deliver presentation and activities to a wide range of stakeholders including schools, colleges and universities. Our main driver is to help educate people on what fantastic opportunities are available within the construction industry in particular housebuilding. “ Redrow Homes Limited
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Get Involved Now

If you are proactively looking to offer your services as an ambassador, we have several partners we work closely with that are always looking for volunteers to join them at career insight sessions, information events and practical activities at schools and colleges. Why not get in touch and offer your expertise and knowledge.

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Pathway CTM - Pathway CTM works with schools and colleges to introduce them to different industries and educate them on roles available. They provide an employability programme and introduce candidates into industry at entry level roles. For more information, contact Chris McNamara at chris@pathwayctm.com

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FRONTFOOT- Supports and introduces ex-military personnel into civilian jobs across the construction sector and is always looking for speakers and advocates for careers in the home building industry. To get involved, contact Tim O'Keefe at tim@frontfoot.jobs.

Resources:

Other useful resources to help you in your role as an ambassador can be found on the sites listed below.

House Building Careers Resources

GoConstruct Educational Resources

STEM Resources

Careers and Enterprise Company Resources

Gatsby Career Benchmarks

This is a framework of eight guidelines about what makes the best careers provision in schools and colleges. To help you meet these benchmarks and successfully improve your careers provision this guide shows you how Helping you meet Gatsby Career Benchmarks

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