Explore a career in construction
Welcome to our construction zone, designed to introduce you to the various opportunities
in the construction sector. We are discussing everything from why you should consider a career in
construction to common misconceptions about the industry.
Training and employment programmes
As part of this year's National Apprenticeship Week celebrations, Work Ealing hosted an
online webinar on careers in construction. You can watch a recording of it to get an insight into the
construction industry and hear the experience of two
apprentices, who also answered questions.
Watch the recording
Construction and employability programme
ConnecMe2 offers free construction and employability
programmes to young people aged 16-24. The programme can help you:
- Gain a qualification in health and safety in a construction environment.
- Learn about the various trades and what it takes to get in the construction industry.
- Prepare you for your CSCS green card test, which will be paid for.
- Get employment ready.
To be eligible for the programme, you must be:
- Aged 16-24.
- Not in education, employment or training.
- Able to show proof of ID and address.
Get to know the industry better
Women into home building
A free three-week programme for women aged 18+ to prepare you
to apply for trainee site management roles by Women in Construction, Home Builders Federation and nine
leading construction employers:
- An online training week
- Two - week on-site work placement
- One-to-one support, including travel and childcare expenses during the placement
- Guaranteed interviews
Fast-track your career in construction with a skills bootcamp
Are you aged 19 and over and looking to change sectors or progress in your career?
Consider a skills bootcamp in construction, a free programme to help you build sector-specific skills
with a guaranteed job interview at the end of the course.
The duration of the programme is four weeks for unemployed people and one day a week over 12 weeks for
those who are employed.
The Regal London Real Estate Academy
A fully funded course by the charity Building Heroes for
anyone, including veterans, military family members, reservists over 19 who wants to find employment in
the construction industry - brickwork, plastering, plumbing, carpentry, joinery, tiling
painting and decorating and general maintenance.
- Learn new skills
- Get new qualifications
- Meet potential employers
The Skills Centre offers free construction pre-employability
programmes for those on Universal Credit or earning below £17,000 per year.
Whether you have previously worked in the industry without a
green labourer CSCS card or you have had one but need to renew it, choose from one or three-week
programmes. Learn about health and safety and gain construction and sustainability knowledge
to get into construction.
Already working in construction?
Taking care of your mental health
You can call the construction industry helpline on 0345 605
1956 for practical, emotional and financial support for yourself or your family, when in crisis. It’s
open 24 hours 7 days a week and it’s run by Lighthouse, the construction industry
You can also download the Construction industry helpline
mobile app on the App
Play. The app is free and provides vital information, advice and guidance on many
wellbeing topics, including stress, anxiety, depression, anger and suicidal thoughts.
Connecting you to construction jobs
Explore jobs at HS2, Britain's new high speed railway
under construction, linking up London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland serving over 25
HS2 Jobs Platform
Keep an eye on the vacancies and apprenticeships on
our website, including those in construction. Sign up for
emails to hear when opportunities come.