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Promoting Construction Careers

03 July 2017

Promoting Construction Careers

CITB and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) are launching the Build Your Future campaign for 2017.

Build Your Future will be held from 9 – 20 October 2017 and aims to raise awareness of construction careers among DWP staff and members of the public who are interested in a career in the industry.

CITB is currently seeking employers to support the campaign by offering opportunities for both DWP staff and job seekers to see first-hand the benefits of a construction career. Possible opportunities include;

• Site visits
• Work placements
• Workshops
• Industry taster sessions
• Mock interviews and CV critique
• Responding to DWP staff queries by email  
• Employability workshops.

DWP staff within JobCentre Plus are responsible for advising job seekers on appropriate careers. With the challenges recruiting new people into construction, it is important that the industry focuses on educating influencers about the wide range of career opportunities available. In addition, by supporting Build Your Future employers can directly access job seekers with an interest in construction as part of their recruitment campaigns.

Further ideas for activities are available on Go Construct and to express your interest in supporting Build Your Future, please contact Janette Welton-Pai at CITB.