Home Building Skills Partnership

Pathways into Home Building Careers

The Home Building Skills Partnership (HBSP) has been awarded £1.9m by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to improve the recruitment, training and development of people from four under-represented but key groups - women, ex-military (12 months+), full-time learners and young people not in education, employment or training.

Under its Pathways into Home Building Careers programme, the Skills Partnership will be working with employers, training partners, key stakeholders in home building, and existing support networks, over three years (2019-2022) to deliver this commitment.

Growing the sector’s workforce has never been more important. Industry figures show that we will need over 49,000 new recruits to increase house building output in line with the Government’s 300,000 target.

The scale of the challenge is laid bare when it is considered that an estimated 145,000 (31% of the total workforce) will retire over the coming years. Adding to the shortage will be a likely reduction in European workers post-Brexit. Championing a diverse workforce will be key to solving the growing shortage of skills.

This project aims to promote home building as a career choice and recruit a more diverse and inclusive workforce, it is developing in collaboration with Home Builders pathways to help recruit and train people from four key under-represented groups – women, 12 months+ ex-military, full-time learners and young people not in education, employment or training.

For more information please contact skillspartnership@hbf.co.uk

Get into Home Building

Key Publications

Find out more about home building and why you should consider starting a career in the industry:

Get into home building

Find out how you can start your career in home building at any point in your working life:

How can I get into home building

Championing a diverse workforce as key to solving the housing crisis:

Building a Future – opportunities in home building