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.
Redeveloping the Construction Ambassadors Programme
Construction Ambassadors, delivered as part of GoConstruct, supported by CITB, plays a vital role in promoting the fantastic career opportunities available in the construction industry.
Delivering Open Doors
If we are to recruit, train and retain our talent pool we need to encourage people to be a part of our industry. Open Doors can have a big impact on anyone that is looking for their next step, career or challenge. 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.
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.
Guidance for Build UK members on providing high quality work experience placements
Build UK’s Training Standard ensures those working on site have the correct card for their construction occupation
Payment performance of eligible Build UK members using data submitted under the Duty to Report on Payment Practices and Performance
Industry manual providing information and guidance on all health and safety issues that affect the construction process
Sets out ambition to move to zero retention by 2025
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 TA members on the Trailblazer process
Build UK and CITB has produced an updated Apprenticeship Levy Funding Guide
A guide to best practice on implementing Agile Working arrangements