Project Partner Updates, Opportunities and Requests

Working collaboratively with our project partners Building Greater Exeter aims to deliver positive outcomes for the sector. The initiative wouldn’t be possible with the support of our partners and please see below for current opportunities and requests for support:

Partner Updates and Opportunities – January 2021

Building Greater Exeter Activity

In 2021 we continue to support the construction industry by attending virtual events such as the Apprenticeship Expo; providing construction careers support for schools and delivering virtual insight days and work experience.

We are working with our partners to map out the major construction projects in the Greater Exeter to ensure Employment and Skills plans are in place, offering opportunities to experience and join the sector.

We are also working on a project to support young job seekers to access training and work opportunities and other activity includes a campaign to target key audiences to inspire them to follow a career in construction, based on their interests and to connect them to suitable vacancies for work experience, training and jobs.

We will keep you updated as these projects progress and provide opportunities for you to participate in them.

121 Project Partner Meetings

This month Building Greater Exeter’s Project Manager, Dawn Chamberlain is holding virtual meetings to gain your input into the project moving forward and to discuss how we can best support you. If you haven’t already set up a meeting please email: Dawn.chamberlain@exeter.gov.uk

Send us your job vacancies and training opportunities

Our Construction Job Shop is one of our most visited pages on our website, please send through any vacancies or training opportunities in the Greater Exeter area to: Dawn.chamberlain@exeter.gov.uk in order for us to include and promote them.

Building Greater Exeter is the construction partner for Exeter Works who are having a construction focus during the week commencing 18th Jan, so it would be great to promote as many vacancies and opportunities as possible.

Do you have news to share?

We are working on our next Industry Update, if you have any updates or news you’d like to share on construction projects or activity in the Greater Exeter area please email Eleanor Yeo at McQueenie Mulholland: eleanor@mcmu.co.uk

Our last update is available to read here:

Click here to read our last update

CITB – ‘Learning To Earning’ Report

The CITB recently released the ‘Learning To Earning’ report, which focusses on increasing the number of FE learners who enter the construction industry. The research found that 60% of construction students at college don’t get jobs in the industry, a statistic we are working to change. The research investigates the issues in depth and is found here:

Click here to read the ‘Learning To Earning’ report