Building Greater Exeter was set up to support the construction sector to meet its skilled labour requirements, now, and in the future. Through project partner engagement and support they can play their part in shaping the role and activities of the project to enable the sector to grow and be a first class career choice.
The project is a partnership of local authorities, training/education providers and construction companies and also works with other construction sector initiatives, such as Building Plymouth to ensure consistency across the South West.
Building Greater Exeter is hosted and supported by Exeter City Council. The strategic direction and operational plans are overseen by a steering group comprising both private and public sector partners.
Since its launch in 2018 the project has delivered many positive outcomes, supporting young people, job seekers and everyone to understand the opportunities that are available within the construction sector. The role of project partners is crucial in ensuring that the required work can be undertaken, and that the initiative can be sustained.
Our three main areas of focus are:
- Inspire the future workforce through an effective engagement programme with schools and young people.
- Employment and Skills Plans on all major developments.
- Support employers with recruitment and upskilling
The area that Building Greater Exeter covers is outlined in the map below:
Social Value Reports – October 2021
These Social Value report summaries from our project partners demonstrate how the local construction sector is creating jobs, upskilling the workforce and inspiring the next generation.