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  1. 1. ROUTES INTO CONSTRUCTION AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
  2. 2. CONSTRUCTION APPRENTICESHIPS
  3. 3. WHAT IS AN APPRENTICESHIP? • Combines off-the-job learning (e.g. college/training provider) and on-site experience. • Full-time paid employment (earn while you learn). • An opportunity to develop skills and achieve recognised qualifications. • An opportunity to start a successful career. • Highly valued by employers.
  4. 4. CRAFT APPRENTICESHIP • Ceiling fixer • Demolition operative • Floor layer • Formworker • Mastic asphalter • Painter and decorator • Plant operator • Plasterer • Roof slater and tiler • Scaffolder • Shopfitter • Steeplejack • Stonemason And there’s more... can you think of any?
  5. 5. “I always had a fascination with how machines work. I sent my CV to around 50 companies but then I received a letter from Clee Hill Plant offering me an interview - and I got the job. I think I have proved many people wrong about women doing this job and my fight to get it was worth it. I want to pass on my knowledge to up-and-coming apprentices.” CASE STUDY – Chanel Littleton – Intermediate & Advanced Apprenticeship in Plant Mechanics
  6. 6. Provides routes into: • design • surveying • civil/site engineering • building control • buying • estimating • planning • site technical support. TECHNICAL APPRENTICESHIP
  7. 7. • Earning and learning – the same as a traditional apprenticeship. • An alternative route to traditional university studies. • Higher Apprenticeships in construction include Levels 4 and 5 HNC/HND or Foundation Degrees. • Degree Apprenticeships in construction include bachelor’s or master’s degrees. HIGHER / DEGREE APPRENCESHIPS IN ENGLAND
  8. 8. • Earning and learning – the same as a traditional apprenticeship. • An alternative route to traditional university studies. • Higher Apprenticeships in construction include Construction Site Management and Site Supervision. HIGHER APPRENCESHIPS IN WALES
  9. 9. MODERN TECHNICAL APPRENTICESHIP IN SCOTLAND At SVQ Level 4 or SCQF Level 8 or above • Earning and Learning - the same as a traditional apprenticeship • An alternative route to university studies • Apprenticeships cover Construction Site Management and Built Environment design
  10. 10. • Earning and Learning – the same as a traditional apprenticeship MODERN PROFESSIONAL APPRENTICES IN SCOTLAND At SVQ Level 5 or SVQF Level 10 or above MODERN TECHNICAL APPRENTICESHIP IN SCOTLAND At SVQ Level 4 or SCQF Level 8 or above
  11. 11. • Good practical skills. • Good communication skills. • Excellent problem-solving skills. • Excellent punctuality and reliability. • Good team player. • Keen to learn. PERSONAL QUALITIES FOR MOST JOBS
  12. 12. Things you can do: • Research the industry in general. • Put a good CV together. • Use web searches, newspapers and research your local area to find suitable companies. • Apply online or send your CV with a letter or even make an approach in person. • Use your network of people around you to find useful contacts. • Get some work experience first. APPROACHING EMPLOYERS FOR AN APPRENTICESHIP
  13. 13. APPRENTICESHIP PATHWAYS IN ENGLAND Intermediate Level 2 NVQ Level 2 Advanced/Technical Level 3 NVQ Level 3 Higher Level 4 NVQ Level 4 / HNC Level 5 NVQ Level 5 / HND / Foundation Degree Level 6 BA/BSc Honours Degree
  14. 14. APPRENTICESHIP PATHWAYS IN WALES Foundation Level 2 NVQ Level 2 Apprenticeship Level 3 NVQ Level 3 Level 4 NVQ Level 4 / HNC Level 5 NVQ Level 5 / HND / Foundation Degree Level 6 NVQ/HNC
  15. 15. APPRENTICESHIP PATHWAYS IN SCOTLAND SCQF Level 5 SVQ Level 2 SCQF Level 6 / 7 SVQ Level 3 / HNC SCQF Level 8 / 9 SVQ Level 4 / Technical SCQF Level 11 SVQ Level 5 / Professional
  16. 16. • Find a construction training provider (e.g. a college or a private training organisation), and apply to them. • Find a suitable employer. • Government funding is often available to help pay for the training, depending on your age and eligibility. • You may find a list of apprenticeship vacancies at: APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING IN ENGLAND https://apprenticeshipvacancymatchingservice.l sc.gov.uk/
  17. 17. • Find a construction training provider, either a college or a private training organisation, and apply to them. • Government funding is often available to help pay for the training, depending on your age and eligibility. • Find a suitable employer. • You may find a list of apprenticeship vacancies at: APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING IN WALES https://ams.careerswales.com
  18. 18. • Find a construction training provider, either a college or a private training organisation, and apply to them. • Government funding is often available to help pay for the training, depending on your age and eligibility. • Find a suitable employer. • You may find a list of apprenticeship vacancies at: APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING IN SCOTLAND http://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/vacancysearch/
  19. 19. YOU FOR THANK LISTENINGAny questions? www.goconstruct.org
  20. 20. HIGHER EDUCATION CONSTRUCTION & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT
  21. 21. DID YOU KNOW? • The sector welcomes graduates who want to make a difference. • There is a growing need for more highly skilled people in the industry. • The sector rewards talent with a range of competitive benefits. • Higher Education graduates can choose from a variety of career opportunities.
  22. 22. DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT • Architect • Architectural technologist • Landscape architect • Town planner • Project manager • Construction manager • Commercial manager • Engineering Manager Design/ planning roles Management roles 1,850 annual recruitment requirement for Senior Executives and Business Process Managers
  23. 23. ENGINEERING AND SURVEYING • Building surveyor • Quantity surveyor • Estimator • Property and valuation surveyor • Civil engineer • Structural engineer • Geotechnical engineer • Building services engineer Surveying roles Engineering roles 1,270 annual recruitment requirement for Civil Engineers
  24. 24. NON-CONSTRUCTION ROLES • IT • Legal • Finance • Human Resources • Administration • Corporate Social Responsibility 1,730 annual recruitment requirement for other Construction Professionals and Technical Staff
  25. 25. Construction management jobs? You'll need to take a conversion course and/or further training either before starting work or on the job. Other construction jobs? For other construction jobs, including roles in project management, facilities management and project planning, a conversion course may not be necessary. NON-COGNATE GRADUATES
  26. 26. • You’ll need a relevant first degree. • You are likely to still need relevant work experience to be considered. • Can comprise a range of modules delivered through a blended learning approach. • Can be assessed through a combination of group project work, individual assignments, and seen and unseen examinations. • Typically includes a dissertation CONSTRUCTION CONVERSION COURSES
  27. 27. Work experience gained before starting as civil engineer: • Voluntary work in Morocco with the charity Engineers Without Borders UK (EWB- UK) to look at improving agricultural productivity by reducing water contamination and improving irrigation systems. • An internship for 3 months at the EWB-UK office. • A couple of months helping to build a community centre in Malawi. WORK EXPERIENCE CASE STUDY Stacey Clifford – Engineer
  28. 28. • Enthusiasm • Teamwork • Strong communication skills • Time management • Commercial awareness • Leadership qualities • Problem-solving skills • IT skills ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR CONSTRUCTION
  29. 29. Things you can do: • Research the industry in general. • Gain work experience in the field. • Put a good CV together. • Research the company you are applying to. • Demonstrate your passion for construction to employers through your supporting letter and interview. • Demonstrate your role in contributing to success GETTING STARTED
  30. 30. YOU FOR THANK LISTENINGAny questions? www.goconstruct.org
  31. 31. CAREER CHANGE OR RETURNING TO WORK? CHOOSE CONSTRUCTION….
  32. 32. Architect Architectural technician Bricklayer Surveyor Heating engineer Building surveyor Steeplejack Roofer Quantity surveyor Carpenter Site manager Demolition Stonemason Town planner Health & safety officer Scaffolder Quantity surveyor Electrician Plumber Plant engineer Plasterer Steel fixer Site engineer Landscape architect BIM manager Dry liner Civil engineer Glazier Ceiling fixer Project manager Joiner CRAFT, TECHNICAL AND DESIGN CAREERS CAD operative
  33. 33. After over 20 years in childcare, Joanne moved into the construction industry. One day she looked out of an 11th floor window, saw a crane at work and thought, “I can do that”. CASE STUDY – Joanne O’Neill (43), trainee crane operator “I love it and it is a great new challenge.”
  34. 34. © Crown Copyright 2014 LEAVING THE ARMED FORCES? GREAT NEWS! YOUR SKILLS ARE IN DEMAND Construction is known for recognising and rewarding ability and hard work • Your talents, abilities and practical skills are just what the construction industry is looking for right now. • Established employer-led partnerships recruit ex-armed forces personnel.
  35. 35. Experienced Worker Practical Assessment Do you have a minimum of five years’ experience and not need any further training? ARE YOU RETURNING TO THE INDUSTRY?
  36. 36. Working on site • Whether you're returning to the industry or starting a new career, it’s advisable to obtain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card. • You will be required to pass the Health, Safety and Environment test to apply for a CSCS card. GETTING STARTED ON SITE
  37. 37. • Enthusiasm • Teamwork • Strong communication skills • Time management • Commercial awareness • Leadership qualities • Problem-solving skills • IT skills ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR CONSTRUCTION
  38. 38. Things you can do: • Research the industry in general • Gain work experience in the field • Put a good CV together • Research the company you are applying to • Demonstrate your passion for construction to employers through your supporting letter and interview GETTING STARTED
  39. 39. YOU FOR THANK LISTENINGAny questions? www.goconstruct.org

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