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ABOUT US

Building Pathways provides a range of pre-employment opportunities and courses to support career pathways into construction and the built environment.

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The Construction Industry

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 across trades and professional roles.

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 heritage.

Construction also needs more young people to enter the industry, with a variety of skills – a range of new and experienced talent is needed that are fit for this rapidly changing industry.

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One of the biggest challenges the industry faces is one of perception. Less than one in ten young people would consider a career in construction, despite the fact that more than half have an interest in subjects that would qualify them for the industry.

There are 167 different careers in construction and the built environment is the second biggest employer in the country after the NHS. However,  research has found that the industry was perceived as “challenging and unexciting” by students.

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One of the biggest challenges the industry faces is one of perception. Less than one in ten young people would consider a career in construction, despite the fact that more than half have an interest in subjects that would qualify them for the industry. There are 167 different careers in construction and the built environment is the second biggest employer in the country after the NHS, the research found that the industry was perceived as “challenging and unexciting” by students.

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How We Help

Our experienced team offers free information, advice and guidance (IAG) to individuals of all backgrounds and skills levels (particularly those from under-represented groups in the industry)*.

Whether new blood, a returner to the world of work or someone looking to transition from another industry, we help them explore the wide range of opportunities available in construction and the built environment in the UK, and facilitate access to appropriate training, work placements and apprenticeships.

Read some of our recent Success stories

Our programmes typically include elements of IAG, personal development planning, training needs analysis, signposting to local careers, training and employment support services, industry-led mentoring, industry insight workshops, events, employability skills masterclasses and access to online short courses and work opportunities.

We have a growing number of Employers that we work with to provide these services.

*Eligibility criteria apply and programmes will vary depending on funding

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Social Value

What is Social Value?

It is increasingly becoming the norm for organisations to consider their activities holistically, taking account of the wider economic, social and environmental effects of their actions. Social Value is often the term used for these broader effects, and those organisations which make a conscious effort to ensure that these effects are positive, can be seen as adding Social Value, by contributing to the long-term wellbeing and resilience of individuals, communities and society in general.

How can Social Value be measured and reported?

Social Value measurement is becoming more standardised. The National Social Value Measurement Framework or National TOMs for short (TOMs stands for “Themes, Outcomes and Measures”) was developed by the Social Value Portal and launched in 2017. Endorsed by the Local Government Association, its adoption is spreading rapidly through the local government sector. A TOMs-based approach has also been adopted by the NHS Sustainable Development Unit. Central government is currently working on a new approach to delivering social value based on very similar principles.

A core value of Building Pathways is to have social impact in everything we do and we are currently developing a social value platform that measures the social return of investment in all our activities.

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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.

Click on the photos below to read more about us.

Mike Davis-Marks (MDM)
Pete Eldridge
Philip Mills
Fran Mullins
Usha Chadha

Mike Davis-Marks

Managing Director

Pete Eldridge

Commercial Director

Philip Mills

Project Director

Fran Mullins

Marketing & Communications Manager

Usha Chadha

Project Manager

Richard Blandford
Rosie Okumbe
Tracy Davis-Marks
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Richard Blandford

Web Designer/Developer

Rosie Okumbe

Marketing and Project Assistant

Tracy Davis-Marks

Project Assistant

Omar Awad

Marketing and Communications Assistant

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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.

Click on the photos below to read more about us.

Mike Davis-Marks

Mike Davis-Marks

Managing Director

Pete Eldridge

Pete Eldridge

Commercial Director

Philip Mills

Philip Mills

Project Director

Fran Mullins

Fran Mullins

Marketing & Communications Manager

Usha Chadha

Usha Chadha

Project Manager

Richard Blandford

Richard Blandford

Web Designer/Developer

Rosie Okumbe

Rosie Okumbe

Marketing and Project Assistant

Tracy Davis-Marks

Tracy Davis-Marks

Project Assistant

Omar Awad

Omar Awad

Marketing and Communications Assistant

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We are extremely grateful for the support Building Pathways have provided to Merton and Carshalton colleges construction students. During a year where opportunities to engage with employers have been limited, our students have benefitted greatly from meeting employers virtually and gaining insight into the Construction Industry. The mentoring and additional support provided to an high needs learner, has seen him gain confidence and successfully achieve his Health & Safety certificate.

Angela Woolnough

Head of Employability at Merton College, South Thames Colleges Group

PARTNERS

We collaborate with employers, local authorities, national & local government, training providers, referral partners, funders and other specialist agencies that share our commitment to increasing access to construction careers opportunities for diverse and emerging talent.

For more information please see our Employers and Partners pages

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PARTNERS

We collaborate with employers, local authorities, national & local government, training providers, referral partners, funders and other specialist agencies that share our commitment to increasing access to construction careers opportunities for diverse and emerging talent.

For more information please see our Employers and Partners pages

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We are extremely grateful for the support Building Pathways have provided to Merton and Carshalton colleges construction students. During a year where opportunities to engage with employers have been limited, our students have benefitted greatly from meeting employers virtually and gaining insight into the Construction Industry. The mentoring and additional support provided to an high needs learner, has seen him gain confidence and successfully achieve his Health & Safety certificate.

Angela Woolnough

Head of Employability at Merton College, South Thames Colleges Group

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AWARDS

In March 2020, we were awarded the ‘Lambeth Made Award Charter’ for our work in supporting construction and built environment diploma students into work placement and apprenticeship opportunities, recognising our ability to lead, negotiate and coordinate activities effectively between employers and training providers has already helped economically inactive people gain employability support and work placements. Read more

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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?

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Congratulations to David Arando Mazo, beneficiary of our BYNF #employability programme, for his new role at @MottMacDonald as a Graduate Electrical Engineer! Read David’s own words! #LoveConstruction #Careers #Training #Online #ConstructionUK #Support #CV #CSCS #Mentoring

Congratulations to David Arando Mazo, beneficiary of our BYNF #employability programme, for his new role at @MottMacDonald as a Graduate Electrical Engineer! 

Read David’s own words!

#LoveConstruction #Careers #Training #Online #ConstructionUK #Support #CV #CSCS #Mentoring

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