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


Careers and recruitment, Changing industry culture

EN:Able Futures C.I.C.

Engie; Wates Group; Henry Boot Plc; Balfour Beatty; Morgan Sindall; Robertson; United Living; Royal BAM Group; CEG; Mears; Kier; Galliford Try; Esh; MCP Environmental; iConsult; FMB; Yorkshire Builders Federation; Together Housing Group; KNH; WDH; Leeds City Council Housing Services; Incommunities; Yorkshire Housing Group; Clarion Housing; Connect Housing; Leeds City Council Employment and Skills; Kirklees MBC: Employment and Skills; City of Bradford Pathways Team; Wakefield MBC: Employment and Skills; Calderdale MBC: Employment and Skills; Flagship Consortia; Prospects; CK Careers; Turning Lives Around; Football Family; DWP; Reed in Partnership

Great Britain




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.

  • 1500 engagement opportunities for NEETs (25% women)
  • 150 people on a pre-employment course for up to 6 weeks (25% women) - 12 courses in total
  • 46 trainees offered immediate employment 
  • All trainees offered an employment interview
  • Final Project Report

02 Sep 2019

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The project had funding withdrawn in May 2020 as a result of the strategic changes from CITB's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, materials attached reflect this.

This project was completed in September 2018, having achieved all objectives for the specified period.

Resources available

Final report (PDF, 253KB)