For Teachers & Careers Advisors
We have developed a pool of useful resources to help your learners find out more about a career in construction. There are so many roles and opportunities available, there really is something for everyone. It’s not all trade based too! Use this resource page to download lesson packs to inspire!
- Programme of Works Challenge – Download PDFs: Instructions, Cards and Solution
- Maths Challenge – Download PDF
Is your school or college looking for a long term partner to support with learning opportunities such as careers talks, site visits, and more. Be part of our Building to Inspire a Generation (B.I.G) Initiative. We are actively looking for partners to complement our current education providers:
- The Bolsover School
- Chesterfield College
The B.I.G Partnership
This help us to reach people outside of our existing apprenticeship programme. We want to share our experience of the industry with people and give them an introduction to the wide range of career paths that are available in construction. We want people to come and see what we do and, together, we will be shouting about the opportunities there are to work in the industry.
Get inspired. Get involved.
Now is a really great time to get involved in construction as it’s estimated that 200,000 new jobs will be created in the construction sector over the next four years. Find your path into construction…
Making the grade
Make sure the subjects you choose during school can help you to move on to a rewarding career in construction. Studying is one way to get the skills to succeed in an exciting career in the construction industry.
GCSEs, A levels and Degrees can all open doors for you, allowing you to choose from a wide range of work and training options later in life. Deciding which subjects to study is no easy task, especially as you may have no idea what you want to do 10 or 20 years down the line.
Our top tips
Keep your options open, choose subjects from different fields such as STEM and build up practical skills. For example, physics can give you a good grounding for engineering and project management, while creative areas like art can help prepare you for jobs in design.
Research all the subjects you’re thinking of taking by:
- Speaking to people in the construction industry
- Speaking to teachers
- Checking online for information about what employers want
- Visit the GoConstruct website here