Project Partner Opportunities and Updates 

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 Opportunities – March 2021


Heart of the South West (HotSW) are bringing this virtual careers fair in April 2021. This is an opportunity for students across the regions of Plymouth, Torbay, Devon and Somerset, to have FREE access to this online event. “Which Way?” aims to connect young people with local and national employers and higher education providers across the area. There will be virtual exhibitions and 6 live sessions over the three days, with Q&A sessions with employers.

Building Greater Exeter and Building Plymouth have teamed up to promote careers in construction, if you would like to join us on our virtual stand, please contact
Dawn Chamberlain or Jennie Linzell for further information.


Our aim is to ensure that all secondary schools in the Greater Exeter area have the opportunity to participate in a construction virtual work experience this year in the four key weeks at the end of June/beginning of July.

Please advise us if you are delivering your own VWEX and the dates so we can help promote it. Alternatively, if you would like to participate in one that Building Greater Exeter are organising and would like further information, please contact
Dawn Chamberlain


In addition to VWEX , schools are looking to provide their students with fun and engaging activities to help their students find out more about careers in construction.

If you would like to be involved and require further information, please contact
Dawn Chamberlain

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: Jennie Linzell 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.

Electrical Employers – Focus Training Group need your help!

Focus Training Group are currently running a 12 week Technical Bootcamp based in Exeter, which runs until 27th May. The boot camp is designed to give individuals an insight into the Electrical trade, developing some good core skills prior to going onto site.

They are looking for employers to help inspire the future workforce and give talks to the students on what projects are in the Exeter area and discuss their individual journeys and how they got into the roles they have.

If you can help please contact Drew Tombs


Partner Updates – March 2021

Service Leavers Virtual Careers Event

Building Greater Exeter has teamed up with Building Plymouth, Morgan Sindall and the Midas Group to hold this virtual Service Leavers careers event on 24 March 2021 between 11:00-12:00. It will include an overview of different careers in construction and the built environment, speakers from Morgan Sindall and Midas along with service leavers talking about their own experiences with a live Q&A session to finish.

More information and to book tickets for this free event click here.

CITB – Building Skills for Net Zero – March 2021

With 40% of total emissions coming from construction and the built environment, the construction industry has a key role to play. This report, Building Skills for Net Zero, demonstrates that this target cannot be met without a rapid and lasting transformation of the construction sector. This revolution must include industry-wide investment in skills, far-reaching skills policy reform and an unprecedented recruitment drive. The challenge is huge, and one in which every construction employer must play a role.

To read the latest report please click below

Click here to read the CITB Building Skills for Net Zero report

CITB – CIAG Research Report

An annual research survey has been conducted by CITB since 2013, which explores the familiarity and favourability of the industry amongst the three core audiences: careers guidance professionals, parents of children aged 14-18 and finally young people aged 14-18, and thus measures how the image and recruitment of the industry is changing.

To read the latest report please click below

Click here to read the CIAG Research report

CITB – CLC Industry Skills Plan

This plan outlines how CITB will work to solve core skills needs by ensuring there is high-quality training and development to build an industry that is a great place to work, with clear routes of entry and progression to attract and retain talented people.

To read the report please click below

Click here to read the CLC Industry Skills Plan