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BuildForce (Pathways into Construction - service leavers)


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University College of Estate Management (UCEM); Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB); Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM); Aecom; Avondale Construction; Balfour Beatty; Building Plymouth; Bylor (Hinkley); Carey Group; CECA; Chapman Ventilation; CICES; CIOB; Churngold; Crest Nicholson; DWP; EY; EDF; Engie Regeneration; Galliford Try; Hampshire County Council; The Home Builders Federation (HBF); HE Simm; Hinkley; HS2; IKO; Kier; Laing O’Rourke; Lee Warren; L Lynch; Mace; McCarrick Construction; Morgan Sindall; Morrisroe; Murphy Group; Reliable Contractors; Roche Civil Engineering; Southern Construction Framework; Services Design Solution; Spire Construction; Taylor Woodrow; United Living; Urban & Civic; VGC; Vinci; Wates; Wils Bros Civil Eng; Wilmott Dixon; Wilson James; Building Heroes; CTP; DRM; MOD; Help for Heroes; LONDIST Unit; The Royal Foundation; SaluteMyJob; SSAFA; VETs; Walking With the Wounded; White Signal Ensign; Wellbeing & Mental Health Collaborators; MHS Training & Consultancy;

GB wide




BuildForce - Veterans will deliver a service to the veteran community (who left military service at least a year ago) and to construction employers. The aim of the service will be to help veterans “get jobs in construction and get into training which leads to jobs in construction”. 

  • BuildForce will provide the wraparound service (finding, screening, supporting and brokering candidates into work experience and into employment)  with UCEM delivering three activities for BuildForce; developing more accessible and inclusive learning pathways to meet the needs of industry
  • Collaboration with MHS (Mental Health and Support) Training and Consultancy Limited (CITB approved trainer) will roll out the innovative Lendlease and MHS pilot of providing 1-2-1 mental health first aid support to the beneficiaries and supporting them in getting more help if required.

Online modules for tailored beneficiary support -

to be hosted on UCEM portal

Engage with and sign up 1500 veterans

Sign up of 110 construction companies across GB, including signing up 250 champions/ambassadors/mentors from industry

Deliver flexible, tailored support for 560 candidates

12 wellbeing workshops delivered to 120 candidates, along with 1-2-1 support where applicable 560 guaranteed Interviews, 225 work placements & 200 job starts

Provide ongoing in-work support and continuous professional development resulting in 200 sustained employment outcomes

Final Project Report

01 Sep 2019

30 Sep 2022

End of project summary

The project had funding withdrawn in May 2020 as a result of the strategic changes from CITB's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, materials attached reflect this.

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