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Introducing Building Blocks into Construction - Unlocking Potential, Building Futures

Introducing Building Blocks into Construction - Unlocking Potential, Building Futures

The CCATF is supporting and providing project management services for a new and innovative skills and training pilot and project aimed at encouraging new talent into the construction sector. With an underpinning ambition of accessing those individuals that may find it harder to gain employment this project, in the pilot phase, focuses on the London regions and boroughs.

Working in partnership with key stakeholder organisations that are members of the CCATF including Breyer, Skanska and Involved Social Impact Projects (I-SIP), the project has created meaningful engagement with East London residents in the form of paid work placement/trails.  

Successful candidates were initially identified through a collaboration with the DWP followed by a series of recruitment, training and ‘speed interview sessions’. The process ensures that the right person is placed in the right role, based on the individual’s skills and interests. The intention is for these individuals to subsequently progress into permanent roles and apprenticeships, with the addition of individual personal and professional development (PPD) support to enhance future career plans.    

It is hoped that this pilot will lead to the creation of a blueprint for future sector recruitment and training programmes to be rolled out elsewhere across the country. Any individuals involved in this pilot who haven’t yet found employment will continue to be mentored as part of the programme until a suitable role is found.

Speaking about the project CCATF Chair, Martyn Price commented “The sector needs to create better ways of engaging with the widest possible audience. That includes those that have proved harder to reach. This project provides a meaningful way of engaging with those that may be furthest away from the job market and can be given the opportunity to experience a work trial at the same time as giving employers the chance to consider their suitability. The CCATF fully supports the ambition of this project and seeks to engage as many of its employer members as possible moving forward.

To learn more about the Skills Task Force and to discuss joining in, please contact: Christopher Selby, Head of Marketing, Communications and External Affairs, CCATF at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..com or via 07887 852852.  

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