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Promotion of careers in construction through school and employer partnerships (commission)


Careers and recruitment

Scottish Contractors Group

Skills Development Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, local authorities, colleges, local employers.




Commercial, Housing, Infrastructure, Specialist

Commission: School and Employer Engagement to improve the appeal of working in construction. The project will deliver a system of engagement between schools, colleges, Skills Development Scotland, Historic Environment Scotland, construction employers and careers schemes to address the issue of low aspirations to a career in construction. The delivery will include support for trade demonstrations, professional career events, raising awareness of construction to career advisors, onsite visits and computer simulations.

  • Develop and pilot: a programme of professional career events, trade demonstrations and high profile site visits with schools across Scotland

01 Jan 2017

28 Feb 2019

End of project summary

Inspiring Construction generated awareness of careers in construction professions and trades amongst young people by holding 17 events involving over 1750 pupils, as well as interacting with and enthusing hundreds of teachers and careers advisors.

The project funding finished in April 2019 but some of the work continues, including the availability of the Construction Manager game which is now accessible on both Google Play for Android and the Apple Store.

Go to Google Play to download Construction manager app for Android

Go to Apple Store to download Construction manager app for IoS 

Download Inspiring construction report (PDF 1.92MB)