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The industry-wide Go Construct campaign is aiming to encourage new talent from

a range of backgrounds into the many and varied roles which exist within the

construction industry.

SCHEME NEWS

28

December 2015

Issue 39

Scheme supports new

campaign to attract talent

The campaign, which is funded

out of the Construction Industry

Training Board (CITB) levy, comes in

response to the construction skills

shortages being faced across the

industry. It aims to help fill more

than 220,000 new roles which will

be created by the industry over the

next five years.

“Go Construct is all about ensuring

these varied posts are filled with a

new influx of talent, and is keen to

expel common myths associated

with working in the industry

which may dissuade potential

employees.” says Lorraine Gregory,

Go Construct’s Project Manager.

One popular misconception is

that construction is old fashioned,

whereas in reality some of the

most innovative and cutting-edge

technology in the world is used in

the UK construction industry today.

Around three million people work

in construction in the UK, making

it one of the nation’s biggest and

most diverse industrial sectors.

There are over 150 professions

within the industry, from building

design and craft-based roles to

management positions.

Backing the Go Construct

campaign, Considerate

Constructors Scheme Chief

Executive Edward Hardy said:

“Encouraging talent into

construction is so important, and

one of the criteria we expect all of

our registered sites, companies and

suppliers to be addressing.

“The workforce is a central

element of the Scheme’s Code of

Considerate Practice and one of

our Checklist questions specifically

asks what companies are doing

to encourage new people into

the industry. We’re pleased to

be supporting the Go Construct

campaign by raising awareness

through our registered sites,

companies and suppliers.

“We register around 8000

construction sites throughout

the UK every year, so we’re ideally

placed to encourage the industry

to support Go Construct and help

secure everyone’s future.”

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