Found 230 funded projects. Funded projects are sorted in the most recent first.
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- A day’s work from an alternative viewpoint - to encourage disabled people into construction
CareersFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Learning resources, New qualifications and courses, Small employer support, Digital and new technology, Careers and recruitmentProject lead:Mitie Property ServicesAmount awarded:£191,824Project summary:
The project will support 60 disabled adults across Scotland and England into employment in the construction industry through a programme of mentoring, structured training and work experience programme.
CareersFunding topic:Productivity and new ways of working, Digital and new technology, Learning resources, Careers and recruitment, New qualifications and coursesProject lead:Neighbourhood Services LtdAmount awarded:£454,984Project summary:
The project will improve the knowledge and capacity of school teachers and Post 16 tutors in built environment subjects to teach Building Information Modelling (BIM). BIM4Education will coordinate Centre of Excellence hubs linked to DEC& BIM accreditation. Employers, Educational Professionals and Learners will work together to explore solutions to built environment, civil & design problems.
CareersFunding topic:Learning resources, Careers and recruitmentProject lead:LendleaseAmount awarded:£395,115Project summary:
BuildForce is a collaborative employer-led project, enabling service leavers and veterans to understand and pursue careers in construction and the built environment.
It will deliver training and individual support to translate existing skills, gain new ones and access sustainable employment and progression opportunities in construction companies across the UK.
*Visit the BuildForce website for the full list of partners.
- Career Changers (Commission)
CareersFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Productivity and new ways of working, Careers and recruitment, Learning resources, Sectors and rolesProject lead:Encon Construction LtdAmount awarded:£256,266Project summary:
This project will develop and deliver a pathway, transferable across the sector, for career changers to enter the construction industry. As part of the project - 20 women will achieve a L2/3 qualification in the specified trades; A comprehensive Best Practice Guide will be produced; 50 mentors will be trained, including 10 achieving a higher level qualification (train the trainer); A minimum of 10 different companies will received 'Unconscious Bias' training, with feedback as to how this has changed their perceptions; A minimum of 10 different companies will receive 'Agile' training, with feedback as to how this has changed their perceptions.
- Future Starts In Construction
CareersFunding topic:Careers and recruitmentProject lead:Kier Construction LtdAmount awarded:£43,951Project summary:
The project will deliver a series of construction industry taster days. These tester days will offer progression into 5-day construction pre-employment programmes, whereby young people will gain CSCS accreditation and receive 5-10 days’ work experience on a site.
This project is paired with on-going support and mentoring from The Prince’s Trust. The Prince’s Trust help young people progress into employment, further education or training within the construction industry.
- Increasing female trade apprentices and operatives in the social housing sector
CareersFunding topic:Changing industry culture, Learning resources, Careers and recruitment, Small employer supportProject lead:Mears LtdAmount awarded:£340,455Project summary:
The project will encourage more women to consider construction as a positive career choice by increasing employment of social housing tenants and those from the local community.
This employment will be created in the social housing or building maintenance sector.
- Introduction to structured trainee programs – mentor led
CareersFunding topic:Learning resources, Sectors and roles, Careers and recruitmentProject lead:Telford HomesAmount awarded:£59,466Project summary:
The project will design and implement a mentor-led trainee scheme that supports and compliments degree education and study in the workplace.
The purpose of this project is to standardise, plan and implement training schemes for trainees and graduate trainees in surveying and construction to standardize and implement recruitment in conjunction with local colleges and universities.
- Leading the construction industry
CareersFunding topic:Productivity and new ways of working, Learning resources, Sectors and roles, Careers and recruitmentProject lead:Build UKAmount awarded:£63,280Project summary:
The project will develop a toolkit to attract, train and retain a suitably skilled workplace. The toolkit can be adapted and branded to meet the needs of the organisation. It will develop new frameworks and sustainable structures to enable members to effectively recruit train and retain a competent workforce now and in the future as a result developing career and progression pathways
- Roots to roofs: a cross-curricular educational activity
CareersFunding topic:Learning resources, Sectors and roles, Careers and recruitmentProject lead:North Yorkshire Construction Training GroupAmount awarded:£21,950Project summary:
The project will work in partnership with neighbouring training groups to develop a ‘pilot’ with local schools.
The project will highlight the processes of construction, raise awareness of careers, job roles and pathways into construction, in particular apprenticeships.
The project will promote the use of cross-curricular mix of STEM skills and development of employability skills.
- Step in and step up – promoting construction to career changers and under-represented groups
CareersFunding topic:Careers and recruitment, Learning resources, New qualifications and coursesProject lead:Kier Construction LtdAmount awarded:£208,484Project summary:
The project will develop and deliver a programme aimed at promoting careers in the construction sector and address the employment challenge facing the construction sector in the South West.
The target new entrants are career changers and groups that are under-represented in our sector. The programme will focus on delivering training outcomes in Chartered Management Institute Diploma level 2, 3 or 4 depending on professional background and experience.
As well as SSMTS, CSCS, multi-trade construction awards, project management, English, maths and ICT as required.