Pathways into Construction
The Home Building Skills Partnership (HBSP) has been awarded £1.9m, as part of CITB’s Pathways into Construction initiative.
The funding will be used over the next three years to attract people into homebuilding from four underrepresented groups: women, FE college leavers, ex-military and those not-in-employment-education-or-training (NEETs).
Women into Construction
The first programme has launched in North London, delivered by Women into Construction.
Over six weeks, 15 women will receive training to develop employability and industry-specific skills, including health and safety.
This culminates in a two-week work experience placement and support to enter a career in Site Management or Quantity Surveying. Find out more about the programme here.
Supporting companies include: Telford Homes, Redrow Homes, Lovell, Galliard Homes, Persimmon Homes, Barratt Homes, Cala Homes, Kier Living, McCarthy and Stone.
FE College Leavers
This programme is being delivered by Pathway Career Training and Mentoring (Pathway CTM), initially in 12 colleges across London, Kent, Suffolk and Surrey. Over an academic year, full time construction students will access a structured series of activities to equip them for a career in the trades including; employer insight days, skills bootcamps, mentoring and work experience.
We are in the early planning stages with Building Heroes and a number of other providers to support service leavers (of 12 months+) into employment opportunities in Site Management, Quantity Surveyor and Technical roles.
HBSP will be working with various partners and employers including the Department for Work and Pensions. The programme is currently at the early scoping stage but aims to support NEETs into trade apprenticeships.
If you are a home builder interested in supporting any of our Pathways into Construction, please contact Tracey Hill.