Build UK will work to secure the right skills for the industry, now and in the future by:
- Encouraging the next generation to choose a career in construction
- Influencing the policy landscape and working with CITB to support the skills the industry needs
- Delivering a flexible, productive and safe work place for everyone.
Enhancing Construction Ambassadors programme
Construction Ambassadors, supported by CITB, play a vital role in promoting careers in the construction industry by highlighting the fantastic opportunities available.
Delivering Open Doors
If we are to recruit, train and retain our talent pool we have to shout about our offer from the rooftops. We need to inspire the next generation with something we all know - construction is a career like no other.
Supporting a Bridge into Construction programme
Did you know that at least one third of young people completing a construction further education course do not continue into employment within the industry? The Bridge into Construction further education course aims to ensure that young people have the training and skills the industry needs, and employers have access to the next generation of talent.
Encouraging members to adopt Agile (Flexible) Working Practices
Working patterns and behaviours are changing with employers adapting to accommodate growing demands for agile working practices. Build UK members want to embrace this change, but encounter difficulties adopting these practices on site.
Supporting a new Occupational Health framework
Under health and safety legislation, employers are required to assess, manage and control health risks to their employees as a result of the work they undertake. In April 2016, B&CE bought an existing industry-supported scheme, Constructing Better Health, and with the support of Build UK members will create an occupational health management scheme for the entire construction industry.
Build UK’s Training Standard ensures those working on site have the correct card for their construction occupation
Build UK and CITB have launched a new campaign to encourage people to choose a career in construction.
Build UK has published information on the payment performance of its Contractor members using data submitted under the Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance.
Click here for the Incident Alerts System template.
Build UK has launched its Incident Alerts System, which allows its members to share information regarding accidents or incidents across the industry.
Industry manual providing information and guidance on all health and safety issues that affect the construction process
Details of the commitments involved in signing up to the Charter
Build UK’s Safety Helmet Standard provides a consistent approach in identifying people’s roles on site
Best practice for conducting workforce site inductions
Guidance for Build UK members on providing high quality work experience placements
Guidance to assist in identifying the correct CSCS skills cards
Guidance for TA members on the Trailblazer process
Celebrating the success of Open Doors 2017 and announcing dates for 2018.
Build UK and CITB’s Apprenticeship Levy guidance
A flowchart to set out the steps for contractors accessing a Build UK member construction site