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Building Pathways (Pathways into Construction - NEETs, long term unemployed, service leavers, women and full time learners)
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Small employer support
Project lead:
Building Pathways Ltd, previously 'Ethos VO Ltd'
Amount awarded:
£413,104
Project summary:

This project aims to take the learnings and experiences of delivering the highly successful CITB funded BuildForce and adapt the model to create new and better pathways for all five cohorts.

However, this project will differ from BuildForce in that it will access unique software that will semantically link data from the supply side of all five cohorts and from the demand side of the construction industry (labour forecasts) in a way that creates the pathways for beneficiaries to achieve work related outcomes.

Building young lives through construction careers (Pathways into Construction - NEETs and full time learners)
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment
Project lead:
Construction Youth Trust
Amount awarded:
£537,500
Project summary:

Construction Youth Trust will test and develop effective pathways into construction for harder-to-reach young people and create a comprehensive best practice toolkit that will provide employers, particularly SMEs and supply-chain companies, with proven methods of engaging, recruiting and retaining two of the priority groups: 

  • young people not in education, training or work (NEET) or identified by the authorities as being at significant risk of becoming NEET,
  • full-time learners currently studying construction and built environment diplomas.

Through a project that will research, develop and test new and existing approaches and pathways (e.g. engagement activities, work-readiness programmes, resources, coaching frameworks, support networks), we will support employers of all sizes, with a focus on supply-chain employers, to connect with NEET young people and full-time FE learners.

As well as prioritising young people who have historically been under-represented in the industry (i.e. people from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicity (BAME) backgrounds and young women), we also want to reach young people who do not currently view employment in the construction industry favourably, and help them to realise the varied opportunities and entry routes available to them.

Construct Croydon: Improving Pathways for Women and LTU seeking construction employment (Pathways into Construction)
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment
Project lead:
London Borough of Croydon
Amount awarded:
£391,354
Project summary:

LBC will adopt a coordinated approach to up-scaling its existing services and extend the offering of this for a construction sector specific pathway to engage more women and long term unemployed into the Croydon construction sector.

It adopts a regional approach to extend its services and will also support construction employers to get better at recruiting from these hard to reach talent pools.

Construction Skills for Life (Pathways into Construction - NEETs and women)
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment, Changing industry culture
Project lead:
EN:Able Futures C.I.C.
Amount awarded:
£450,327
Project summary:

CS4L will provide a minimum of 1,500 engagement opportunities and a Pre-Employment course lasting up to 6 weeks for 150 people to enable them to become Construction Industry ready.

Furthermore, CS4L aims to ensure that a minimum of 46 outstanding ‘trainees’ from the courses secure immediate offers of employment.  

The consortium aims to ensure that a minimum of 25% of the trainees are female.

The programme will offer access to construction courses (a Level 1 Introduction to Construction and a CSCS card), functional skills support and most importantly provide a 2-week industry placement. 

This will be supported by an in-house Business Mentor, so they gain a comprehensive understanding of their chosen trades/ occupation.

Development and delivery of a pathway into construction industry framework for Service Leavers and full-time learners (Pathways into Construction)
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment
Project lead:
Leeds Beckett University
Amount awarded:
£467,520
Project summary:

This project will seek to design and develop a program of activities that would enable a suitable transition into the construction industry for the target group (Service leavers and Full-time Learners).

The program will involve training, placement, mentoring and support for the target groups to successful transition into employment into the construction industry.  One of the unique features of this project will be the development of online resources that will be freely available to construction industry companies designed to equip companies to attract and retain employees from the target group.

The online resources will also be available to FE and other training organisations to help them deliver suitable soft-skills content to their students. The project will provide a template that will make it easier for construction industry companies to directly employ the target group and support them without the involvement of third parties. As such, one of the key project deliverables will be the development of online resources to be freely available on a dedicated website.

North Glasgow Community Skills Academy (NGCSA) - Pathways into Construction - NEETs and service leavers
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment
Project lead:
Sibbald Ltd
Amount awarded:
£1,200,060
Project summary:

This project will deliver a menu of collaborative support, employability and occupational/vocational training complemented with work experience.

Over the three years of the project, they will engage 180 beneficiaries, 90 from each of two priority groups (NEET and Service Leavers).

Onsite Assessment Infrastructure for Apprentices in Scotland
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment
Project lead:
ESP Scotland
Amount awarded:
£445,700
Project summary:

This project will address an identified industry need to recruit and train 100 FTE ne, quality assessors to enable the efficient delivery of assessments for apprenticeships in Scotland.

Working in partnership with 23 of Scotland’s construction colleges, government agencies and private training providers, a coordinated approach in recruiting 100 FTE assessors will be managed and implemented by ESP applying a good geographical spread across CITB’s 7 regions.

Passport to Construction (Pathways into Construction - Long Term Unemployed)
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Careers and recruitment, Small employer support, Changing industry culture
Project lead:
Creating Enterprise
Amount awarded:
£221,154
Project summary:

“Passport to Construction” will be delivered across the six counties of North Wales.

Each programme will run for 6 weeks delivering work readiness and confidence building as well as developing practical construction related skills including sites visits and work placements on various construction sites across North Wales.  

There will be a tailored qualification called “Passport to Construction” which will be an Open College Network qualification. In addition, programmes will provide CSCS revision, mock tests and actual test.

Participants will gain practical “try a trade” work experience alongside work buddies that the project partners have trained from construction companies to provide work experience.

The 6 weeks will culminate in CV writing and job search sessions followed by a final day of mock interviews with industry bosses, a "Meet the Boss" session, an inspirational speaker and a celebration of their success.  

All beneficiaries will leave the programme with a personal development plan and clear next steps tailored to them.

Pathways into Construction (long term unemployed, service leavers and women)
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Small employer support
Project lead:
Doncaster College
Amount awarded:
£197,660
Project summary:

Doncaster College have created a stepping stone route of pre-employment pathways, incorporating a collection of essential features blending the basic trade skills, with soft skills to prepare for the world of work.

Pathways into Home Building Careers (Pathways into Construction - NEETs, service leavers, women and full time learners)
Funding theme:

Careers

Funding topic:
Small employer support, Changing industry culture
Project lead:
Home Builders Federation Ltd
Amount awarded:
£1,970,037
Project summary:

This project will offer a programme of training and support for the four beneficiary groups outlined, catering to each group's specific needs and offering guaranteed interviews