Support Construction Youth Trust and Building campaign to help raise the profile of construction as a career for future generations

Construction offers a hugely varied range of career opportunities for young people, but many are simply not aware of the roles on offer as they have no contact with those working in the industry.

To help raise the profile of construction as a career option at a time when pupils are making choices about their future, Building has teamed up with charity Construction Youth Trust and launch partner John Rowan and Partners to call on construction companies to pledge a work experience place to a secondary school or sixth form pupil, as part of the #ExperienceConstruction initiative to attract young people to the sector.

The subject of how to get more school-aged children interested in construction has become an increasingly hot topic over the past two months, as experts warn that the prospect of Brexit could exacerbate the industry’s existing skills shortage. To help raise the profile of construction as a career option, please pledge to offer a work experience place of at least one week to a pupil aged 16+ by signing our pledge below.

Construction Youth Trust will then be in contact with you to offer any support you may need in arranging a placement. As a further part of the #ExperienceConstruction initiative, Construction Youth Trust would also like to hear from companies who could provide short descriptions of roles within the industry, to build up a resource for schools.

Some guidance from Construction Youth Trust on placements follows below the link to the form, together with further information about contributing role descriptions.

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Some guidance on placements from Construction Youth Trust

  • The type of work experience will vary depending on if it is trades or professions based, but we would usually recommend 1-2 weeks.
  • The students will be aged 16+ so DBS checks will not be required for employers.