Construction and the Built Environment
The Construction and the Built Environment programme helps young people develop new skills such as communication, resilience and critical thinking, whilst finding out about the world of work and the wide range of career opportunities in the construction industry.
The scheme is timely as there are so many new jobs that will be needed in the construction industry over the next five years – predicted to be over 220,000 new jobs over the next five years, including 3,220 jobs across Yorkshire and the Humber alone. It is anticipated that some of the Better Learners Better Workers Ambassadors will take up apprenticeships in the sector.
Employers contributing to programme include BAM, Henry Boot, Go Construct, Keepmoat, Kier and Sheffield Housing Company.
Ambassadors enjoy a range of activities including:
- visit to a construction workplace to learn about the roles, opportunities and challenges facing the sector