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Our hugely successful 2-week online pre-employment programme for London residents wanting a career in construction.

… a massive thank you to Usha, Tracy, and the rest of the team at Building Pathways. Plenty of support was provided along the way with various job opportunities… [the programme] definitely fulfilled my expectations.

David Arando Mazo

BP Academy participant and now full-time Graduate Electrical Engineer at Mott MacDonald Ltd

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The Building Pathways Academy is our showcase pre-employment programme designed for small groups of individuals who are interested in working in construction. This 2-week online course comprising accredited training & qualifications, employability skills, careers advice, site visits, work experience and a guaranteed job or mock interview.

The overall aim of the project is to raise the profile of and remove barriers to the Construction and Built Environment industry and to represent it as an exciting career choice for unemployed people, both by means of personal experience and careers information, and through mentoring support.

Our unique programmes are employer-led, meaning that industry professionals from our employer network lead on the design and delivery of the workshops and masterclasses and learners get direct access to employers with current opportunities, from trade to managerial roles.

SRM site visit October 2021
Building Pathways Academy participants visiting Sir Robert McAlpine’s South London and Maudsley Hospital site in October 2021
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Building Pathways Academy students on a Sir Robert McAlpine site visit in Croydon July 2021

Each programme includes:

  • Employer-led workshops and masterclasses (co-delivered by construction industry professionals)
  • CSCS Green card and L1 Health & Safety in a Construction Environment coach-facilitated training and tests
  • Interview techniques & practice sessions
  • Improve your CV tutorials
  • Site Visit / Virtual Tours
  • Access to work experience, local jobs & apprenticeships
The Building Pathways Academy is our showcase pre-employment programme designed for small groups of individuals who want to work in construction. This 2-week online course comprises accredited training & qualifications, employability skills, careers advice, site visits, work experience and a guaranteed job or mock interview.

The overall aim of the project is to raise the profile of and remove barriers to the Construction and the Built Environment industry and to represent it as an exciting career choice for unemployed people, both by means of personal experience and careers information, and through mentoring support.

Our unique programmes are employer-led, meaning that industry professionals from our employer network lead on the design and delivery of the workshops and masterclasses and learners get direct access to employers with current opportunities, from trade to managerial roles.

Sample CSCS Green Card
Building Pathways Academy students on a Sir Robert McAlpine site visit in Croydon July 2021

Each programme includes:

  • Employer-led workshops and masterclasses (co-delivered by construction industry professionals)
  • CSCS Green card and L1 Health & Safety in a Construction Environment facilitated training and tests
  • Interview techniques & practice sessions
  • Improve your CV tutorials
  • Site Visit / Virtual Tours
  • Access to local jobs & apprenticeships
Building Pathways Academy participants visiting Sir Robert McAlpine’s South London and Maudsley Hospital site in October 2021

In 2021 we ran 6 fully-funded BPA programmes and enrolled and worked with 86 individuals, many of whom have gone into employment in the industry or further training.

Jodianne Johnson

Building Pathways Academy participant May 2021 and now full time Assistant Project Manager for M Price Ltd at their Battersea Power station site

Now I am fully equipped with everything that I need to start working in the construction industry. I would definitely recommend Building Pathways to my friends or anyone that wants to get into the industry.

Kacper Bedynski

Kacper Bedynski, Building Pathways Academy participant July 2021 and now full time labourer for Clipper Contracting Ltd

I would strongly recommend Building Pathways to a friend or colleague.

Ryan Cooper

Ryan Cooper, Building Pathways Academy participant May 2021 and now a school maintenance manager

I’m grateful to Building Pathways for helping me get more motivated to find a job. The team was very supportive. I passed my L1 Health & Safety and got my green card really quickly. Thank you for your help. I really love the job I’m in and I know that if I didn’t attend this course I might never be where I am today. Thank you!

We are extremely grateful for the support Building Pathways have provided to Merton and Carshalton colleges construction students. During 2000-2021 when opportunities to engage with employers were limited, our students benefited greatly from meeting employers virtually and gaining insight into the Construction Industry. The mentoring and additional support provided to a 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

ISG site visit December 2021
Students being shown ISG’s major redevelopment site at Waterloo station in December 2021
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Some of our successful participants

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