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. 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.
Ex-military personnel have the skills that home builders require, including discipline and teamwork. The HBF Skills Partnership will build on existing recruitment programmes being run by home builders to develop a pathway that will help more former servicemen and women who left the service more than 12 months ago into roles in the home building industry.
We aim to develop and recruit nearly 150 ex-military personnel into skill shortage roles such as Assistant/Site Managers, Quantity Surveyors and Technical roles.
This partnership approach will enable the programme to provide more:
- Mentoring, and CV development.
- A skills-matching process to identify transferable skills; and
The pathway programme will also strengthen the employment prospects of those on the programme by providing a better understanding of the home building industry through:
- An introduction to Home Building and a site visit
- Developing communication and management skills.
- Health and safety training.
- CSCS site operative training
- Work experience and mock interview
To find out more contact Skillspartnership@hbf.co.uk