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December 2015

Issue 39

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SCHEME NEWS

One of the key tools that has

been introduced to attract

people is a website portal which

provides a ‘one-stop-shop’ for

those considering a career in the

construction industry.

The web portal provides tools,

resources and content for teachers,

careers advisors and construction

ambassadors, outlining the

diverse multitude of career roles

available; these range from the

planning and development stages

of construction to the final steps,

repairs and maintenance.

Scheme-registered sites, companies

and suppliers can also find useful

information about recruitment

on the website’s ‘Information for

Employers’ section. This provides

a wealth of helpful facts covering

everything from work experience

placements to apprenticeships and

recruiting ex-military personnel.

To help raise awareness of this new

campaign, from January 2016, all

registered sites will receive an A1

Go Construct poster to display

on their hoarding as part of their

Site Registration Pack. These are

designed to be displayed externally

to promote the industry to the

public and encourage them to visit

the website to find out more.

The campaign will grow and

develop over the next two years.

Over 400 organisations from across

the construction industry and the

education and careers sectors have

already been involved in designing

and shaping the campaign and

CITB is keen that as much of the

industry as possible has a say in

the ongoing development. If you

or your organisation would like

to be part of the Go Construct

campaign, you can find out more

by contacting Lorraine Gregory at

lorraine.gregory@citb.co.uk

To find out how you can get

involved, visit Go Construct’s

website by clicking

here .

New FIR Toolkit promotes inclusivity

Funded by the CITB, the Fairness,

Inclusion and Respect (FIR) Toolkit

has been developed to equip

construction industry employers

with ways to promote inclusivity in

the workplace.

This free industry resource

was created by the Supply

Chain Sustainability School,

in conjunction with the Civil

Engineering Contractors’

Association (CECA) and benefited

from CITB funding. The School

wants directors, senior and site

managers to embrace its e-learning

modules.

The three core pillars of work

environment best practice are

detailed through four “Toolkit Talks”,

which accompany videos and an

online resource library.

Some of the Scheme’s Associate

Members and Client Partners have

been involved in developing the

FIR Toolkit, including Balfour Beatty,

Carillion plc, Highways England,

Skanska .

More details can be found on the

CITB website by clicking

here

, with

details on the FIR Toolkit outlined

on the Supply Chain Sustainability

School’s website

here

.

CITB’s Sarah Fenton introducing Go Construct at the Scheme’s Drinks Reception