Construction & the Built Environment
The ‘Construction & the Built Environment ‘ programme helps young people develop new employment skills such as communication, resilience and critical thinking. At the same time, they find about the world of work and the wide range of career opportunities in the construction industry.
There are predicted to be over 220,000 new jobs needed in the UK construction industry over the next five years, including 3,220 jobs across Yorkshire and the Humber alone. That’s why a programme that helps to expose young people to the great opportunities in construction is so important.
Construction employers contributing to the BLBW programme include Winvic, NG Bailey, Bowmer and Kirkland, BAM, ESH Group, Keepmoat Homes, Engie, McLaughlin and Harvey together with a number of other partners such as Coda Architects, Arup and Turner & Townsend.
Ambassadors enjoy a range of activities including:
- Visits to a construction site to learn about sustainable construction methods, the roles of each person on site, together with important health and safety requirements.
- Workshops which involve hands-on team building construction-related exercises, career talks, CV building sessions, mock interviews.
- Visits to construction and the built environment employers (architects, quantity surveyors, project and technical management) to learn about the roles, opportunities and challenges facing the sector.
- Skills Matter Days – individual and team building activities.
- Activities to support Ambassadors to achieve Crest Awards based on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) projects.