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Teachers and Parents

The hub has been designed to make it easier to promote construction as a career of choice, with lots of different resources at your fingertips. In addition to the resources below there are resources set out by age on the previous page.

If you would like further information or assistance please contact us

Go Construct – Construction Traineeships

Traineeships are a great way of getting your career in construction off the ground. Click on the image to find out more.

‘Build a Better Tomorrow’ Youth Campaign

Film featuring young people highlighting the benefits of working in the sector and how construction is a rewarding, first class career.

Go Construct – Get Started in Construction

With so many ways to enter a career in construction, it can be difficult to know where to start. Go Construct has put together some information on the main routes into the industry, to help you figure out which is right for you.

Go Construct – Women in Construction

Women working in construction is on the increase. 37% of new entrants into the industry that came from higher education are women.

Willmott Dixon – Inspire Me – Women in Construction

Working in construction isn’t all ‘muddy boots’. These inspirational women demonstrate the variety of roles available in construction, from design manager to project surveyor. Listen to them share their background stories, education and career routes into the industry.

Careers in Construction

This short video explains the many different roles in construction and the built environement.

Routes into Construction

This short video explains the many different routes into a career in construction and the built environment.

Go Construct – Stories of People in Construction

Take a look at these stories from people working construction jobs across the UK.

Go Construct – Interactive Construction Site

Discover the world of construction with this great Interactive Construction Site.

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Go Construct – Find the Role for You

Quizzes, career explorers and interactive tools to help you explore and discover your ideal role, based on your interests, skills and qualifications

Construction Innovation Hub: Where it all begins

if you are looking for a film to inspire the next generation into a career in construction then check out ‘Where it all begins’, a film made by the Construction Innovation Hub and @classoftheirown

Go Construct – Resources for Teachers

This toolkit is aimed at teachers looking for classroom activities and lesson plans, which help to inform and promote construction and built environment careers.

Go Construct – Digital Careers in Construction

Digital skills are vital to most construction projects, with the latest technologies being used to innovate and develop buildings and infrastructure. Click on the link above to the Go Construct website and discover what types of roles use digital skills and how they are impacting on the construction industry today.

Go Construct – Who Works in Construction: Diverse Industry

Find out construction worker demographics, diversity of roles and job satisfaction. Over 2.5 million people work in construction - it’s big business! Follow this link to discover how diverse construction is.

BAM – UK Early Careers

Visit BAM website to learn more about the BAM Early Careers including their apprenticeships and graduate programmes.

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Go Construct – Careers and Educational Resources Toolkit

A toolkit for professionals to help them promote construction and built environment careers

Careers in Construction – Carl Rimmer – Part 1 My Career

Careers advice and information from Carl Rimmer, retired Exeter Chiefs Rugby Player, now a Building Surveyor in Exeter.

Careers in Construction – Carl Rimmer – Part 2 Key Skills for Life & Work

Careers and information from Carl Rimmer, retired Exeter Chiefs Rugby player, now a building surveyor in Exeter.

Careers in Construction – Carl Rimmer – Part 3 Motivation & Self Management

Careers and information from Carl Rimmer, retired Exeter Chiefs Rugby player, now a building surveyor in Exeter.

Apprenticeships in Construction and the Built Environment

Apprenticeships are a highly valued entry route into construction and are open to anyone aged 16 and over. They offer a chance to work on-the-job with experienced staff, and combine practical and academic learning. This video includes five Apprentices talking about their experience.

Nightingale Hospital, Exeter

The Nightingale Hospital in Exeter was built in just 57 days,This short film has been created to demonstrate the opportunities that are available in the industry.

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Building Greater Exeter: Opportunities for Schools

A range of activities and opportunities for schools in Exeter, Teignbridge and East Devon

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St. Sidwell’s Point Education Pack (PDF)

A resource pack dedicated to the new leisure centre being built in the centre of Exeter

Go Construct: Fairness, inclusion and respect

The Supply Chain Sustainability School, an award-winning collaborative initiative comprised of construction suppliers, contractors and their clients, has released its Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR) Annual Culture Survey Report.

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Go Construct: Getting A Job

A go-to guide with everything you need to know to land your career in construction

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Go Construct: A Day in the Life…

Stories from people working in construction jobs across the UK

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Go Construct: Joining the Construction Industry

More information on joining this growing industry and how to get started

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Go Construct: The WOW Show

‘Building Your Future’ Construction Special – 30 min fast moving interactive show, with Q&A and teaching resources

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Go Construct – Construction Careers video

Short video providing an overview of career options in construction (2:30 min)

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Go Construct – Resources

A variety of resources for parents and career advisors to help inspire the future workforce

Straw Bridge Challenge (PDF)

A fun and educational activity for up to 48 participants working in teams that helps with problem solving, creative thinking and time management

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Construction Activity: Float Your Boat (PDF)

A fun activity for all ages to work in teams to design and build a boat that floats!

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The Construction Journey (PDF)

View the journey of construction and different job roles

Ada Lovelace – STEMM Careers

Ada Lovelace Day on 12 October is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering maths and medicine (STEMM). It aims to increase the profile of women in STEMM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEMM careers.

Construction Youth resources – webpage

Resource pages for parents and career advisors to help inspire the future workforce

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EDF: Inspire Education Programme

Inspire is Hinkley Point C’s education programme and offers a range of free and innovative activities including hands-on STEM workshops, curriculum-linked teaching resources, assemblies and events for Key Stage 2, 3 and 4

Craft your Future

‘Craft your Future’, developed by the Chartered Institute of Building, is a construction game aimed at 12-14 year olds that takes place in Minecraft. Through it learners explore the methods and skills to become a construction manager, introducing them to a career in construction.

Go Construct: Sustainability in Construction

The construction industry is one of the largest users of global resources and contributors of pollution. It therefore has a huge responsibility to aid sustainability. But what exactly is sustainable construction and what are the benefits? Read Go Construct’s guide to learn more.

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