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 – September 2021

School Engagement 2021/2022

We have drawn up a calendar of events outlining where we can help support schools to promote careers in construction and have sent a PDF with all the dates and our offer of support to every secondary school in Exeter, East Devon and Teignbridge.

If you haven’t already registered to join our mailing list to help support and participate in these events please email Jennie Linzell

To download the full PDF please click here

Exeter Jobs Fair – Thursday 23 September 2021

Exeter’s largest Jobs Fair takes place at Exeter Corn Exchange on Thursday 23 September and everyone is welcome to attend. We will be there promoting construction vacancies and training opportunities in the local area, if you’d like to join us or have vacancies we can promote please email Jennie Linzell

Construction Training Directory – please promote

We launched the Construction Training Directory in May and since then it has received more than 1,050 visits.

The Directory is regularly updated and provides information on training providers and courses in construction and the built environment in the Greater Exeter area. The Directory supports the construction companies to help them find an apprentice or to upskill their workforce and we would appreciate your help by sharing this information to your supply chain or companies who would benefit:

Construction Training Directory

Job Opportunities

If you have any vacancies you would like featured on our Construction Job Shop page then please email Jennie Linzell and they will be promoted.

Building Greater Exeter are at Exeter Works every Wednesday for the Job Shop offering face to face appointments. If you have a number of vacancies to promote and would like to join us one week , please contact Jennie Linzell.

Talentview Construction

Talentview Construction (TVC) is an early careers initiative supported by the Construction Leadership Council, Government, universities, colleges and industry groups. Entirely free to use, the scheme has also received support from the National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) and the Association of Colleges (AOC). TVC launches to the public on Tuesday 21 September 2021 and you can load your job vacancies and construction courses onto the website in advance of the launch here:

They have produced a very comprehensive toolkit which provides everything you need to get involved, you can access this here:
CTRS & TVC Communications Toolkit (


In addition to the information above, here is a link to the webinar which explains what Talentview is all about and how it can help both the industry and potential employees discover their future careers in construction and the built environment.

To watch this please click on the link to the right.

Supporting the Construction Landscape with Fully Funded ESF Digital Training

Building Growth South West is committed to supporting Construction SMEs across Devon through their fully ESF Digital Enablement (DESME) Programme.

As part of the DESME programme, Building Growth South West are carrying out regional skills analysis to identify the barriers Construction SMEs face when it comes to the adoption of digital skills.

For further information and/or to book a place, please click on the image OR email

Save the Date – 9 December 2021

All going well we plan to hold our next face to face Project Partner Update on the morning of Thursday 9 December, more details to follow but please save the date.

Partner Updates

SCF – Meet the Buyer Event – 22 September 2021

Southern Construction Frameworks are holding their ‘Meet the Buyer’ virtual event on 22 Sep and Building Greater Exeter will be presenting on ‘Training Support’ – taking on an apprentice, incentives available and connecting the supply chain to training providers in the local area.

For more information and to register:
Meet the Buyer. Southern Construction Framework (

Rehab 4 Addiction

Rehab 4 Addiction have put together a resource page for people living in Devon who may be experiencing issues with addiction and/or mental health. They help 1,000s of people and if you would like to share their resources you can find them here:

Useful Reports

CITB – Learning to earning: Increasing FE learners into Construction

The CITB have carried out this research to better understand the barriers to further education (FE) learners joining the construction industry and to outline potential solutions.

Through this research, they present new evidence on the motivations of different types of learners on construction courses and the challenges they face, to inform CITB’s work to help bridge the recruitment gap between FE and the construction industry.

To read the report please click below

Click here to read the CITB Learning to Earning Report

CITB – Building Skills for Net Zero

The UK, Welsh and Scottish governments have underpinned climate change commitments with a legally-binding target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

This presents a huge opportunity for construction businesses to meet new demands through a new set of skills and services – as well as add value to their people, their clients and their communities.

Our latest comprehensive research ‘Building Skills for Net Zero’ has used the Climate Change Committee’s data to define a skills route map for the UK construction industry, which identifies the roles and expertise teams need to meet the requirements for the UK, Wales and Scotland.

To read the report please click below

Click here to read the CITB Building Skills for Net Zero

CITB – Construction Skills Network – Labour Market Intelligence Report

The South West’s annual recruitment requirement of 2.6% per year, is the strongest across the UK and means an extra 32,000 new workers are needed between the end of 2020 and 2025.

To read the report please click below

Click here to read the CLC Industry Skills Plan

CITB – Construction Skills Network – The Skills Construction Needs

As the country emerges from the most extraordinary time in its post-war history, this Construction Skills Network (CSN) forecast is more positive than the most fervent optimist would have imagined 18 months ago.

To read the report please click below

Click here to read the CLC Industry Skills Plan

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

CITB – Business Plan 2021/2022

This one-year Business Plan builds upon two documents from 2020 which signalled our intent to focus on fewer priorities and maximise
their impact.

To read the report please click below

Click here to read the CITB Business Plan 2021/2022

CITB England Plan

CITB have published their plan for their work in England and to support English construction employers with their skills needs. This is their England Plan, sitting alongside the wider GB plan, explaining in more detail the support they will provide for construction employers in England over 2021-22 and to support CITB’s overall strategy for 2021-25.

To read the report please click below

Click here to read the CITB England Plan