About Building Pathways

A groundbreaking network of employers, mentors, training providers and specialist organisations working together to inspire and engage new and emerging talent and enable them to advance into sustainable careers in the UK construction industry.

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ABOUT US

Background

The number of job opportunities within the construction industry is increasing. In the UK, over the next 4 years, an estimated 168,500 construction jobs will be created and more diverse, high potential candidates are needed. One of the major challenges for employers is to recruit more people from diverse backgrounds. Currently, only 16% of construction employees are female and 7% are from BAME backgrounds. The traditional recruitment method of ‘word of mouth’ needs to change to produce a pipeline of diverse talent.

Diversity in the Construction Industry

Programme

We provide a specialised programme of information, advice and guidance, one to one employer-led mentoring and access to skills training, work placement & employment opportunities.

Our Beneficiaries

The Building Pathways project has been set up to create and support pathways into construction for the following groups: 

  • Military Veterans (particularly those who left more than 12 months ago and are out of work)
  • NEETs (those Not in Employment, Education or Training)
  • Women wishing to go into construction
  • Long Term Unemployed (more than 12 months out of work)
  • Those in full-time education, completing construction related courses

Mission and Purpose

The mission of Building Pathways is to connect people from under-represented groups with mentoring, skills training and career opportunities in the construction industry, so they can achieve fulfilling careers and reach their potential.

We achieve this by:

  • Focusing on the provision of information and advice, mentoring, skills training and career opportunities
  • Collaborating with like-minded employers and organisations who are committed to improving access to construction careers opportunities for diverse people
  • Adding value to existing recruitment strategies
  • Providing an online platform to enhance connections between candidates and employers.
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Background

The number of job opportunities within the construction industry is increasing. In the UK, over the next 4 years, an estimated 168,500 construction jobs will be created and more diverse, high potential candidates are needed. One of the major challenges for employers is to recruit more people from diverse backgrounds. Currently, only 16% of construction employees are female and 7% are from BAME backgrounds. The traditional recruitment method of ‘word of mouth’ needs to change to produce a pipeline of diverse talent.

Diversity in the Construction Industry

Mission and Purpose

The mission of Building Pathways is to connect people from under-represented groups with mentoring, skills training and career opportunities in the construction industry, so they can achieve fulfilling careers and reach their potential.

We achieve this by:

  • Focusing on the provision of information and advice and mentoring to skills training and career opportunities
  • Collaborating with like-minded employers and organisations who are committed to improving access to construction careers opportunities for diverse people
  • Adding value to existing recruitment strategies
  • Providing an online platform to enhance connections between candidates and employers.
women at computers designing for construction project

Programme

Our process for candidates is straight forward, you simply register online at www.buildingpathways.org.uk and attach an up to date CV if you have one. Once you register, a member of the team will be in touch within 48 hours to arrange an information and advice session before matching you with a suitable industry mentor or training provider locally. You can also learn more about the huge variety of job and career opportunities, get help to understand what employers are looking for and gain access via our web links to other support services.

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THE TEAM

We are a diverse, multi-skilled collective of passionate and experienced people, focussed on improving personal and career outcomes for individuals who traditionally do not enter construction.

Building Pathways is also supported by Ethos VO – a network of social entrepreneurs with skills including Collaborative Consultancy, Open data, Business & Societal Solutions, Communications and Fundraising.

MEET OUR TEAM:

Mike Davis-Marks

Mike Davis-Marks

Project Director

Pete Eldridge

Pete Eldridge

Commercial Director

Philip Mills

Philip Mills

Project Manager

Fran Mullins

Fran Mullins

Marketing & Communications

Tracy Davis-Marks

Tracy Davis-Marks

Project Worker

Richard Blandford

Richard Blandford

Web Design

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PARTNERS

We collaborate with partners that are committed to increasing access to construction careers opportunities for people from under-represented groups. These include Spectra First Ltd, delivery partner of the Care Leaver Covenant – a cross-government pledge to support care leavers aged 16-25 live independently, and Women in Construction, a not-for-profit that promotes gender equality in construction.

For more information please contact us

Questions / Queries?

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please get in touch
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Questions or Queries?

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please get in touch
CONTACT US

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