Careers in construction

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SkillBuild - The UK's largested construction skills competition. Over 1200 construction professionals compete for gold every year.

Inspire Scholarship Scheme - The Inspire Scholarship Scheme allows sponsors to make a short-term financial investment in a student, with a view to expanding their workforce once they graduate. 

BuildForce - The BuildForce programme has been created for those leaving the Armed Forces who are considering a career in construction and the built environment.

Crest Award - An award scheme that encourages young people to get involved in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects. 

CITB Apprenticeships - Apply for a construction apprenticeship

Scottish construction - Phil Ford talks about the opportunities for young people to join the industry

Construction Skills Network - Plan to meet future employment and skills needs

Construction training and courses - Explore the range of CITB training courses

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Love Construction - Get involved and tell us why you love construction.

Design, Engineer, Construct! - a curriculum programme to educate the future of construction

Engineering Happiness - civil engineers are happy to dance

Housebuilding Careers - build the homes that the nation needs

Careers Events - Careers events across the UK

Other Industry Initiatives

Positive Image:  The Positive Image campaign is run by CITB to promote the variety of careers available in construction and to encourage a constant flow of talent into the industry.

The Skills Show: The UK's largest careers and skills event, with around 75,000 visits annually.

Big Bang Fair: The largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK.

#BuiltByWomen: Investigates the role women have played in the construction of historic buildings

Not Just for Boys: This DWP (Department for Work and Pensions) campaign is all about promoting women in underrepresented industries - including construction.

Born to Build: Industry wide campaign promoting the benefits of a career in construction

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