Building Plymouth is a Plymouth City Council-led partnership set up to connect local people
with career opportunities in construction in Plymouth. Interested? Get in touch!


About Us

Building Plymouth is a council-led partnership that connects local people with career opportunities in the varied world of construction and the built environment in Plymouth. With over 10,000 jobs needed in the city over the next five years, Building Plymouth aims to match employers with a highly skilled workforce to transform the city and beyond.

Construction in Plymouth – why is it important?

The world of construction is booming across the country. With 2.6 million people already employed in the sector, the construction industry is growing at an impressive rate with some 220,000 construction jobs being created in the UK over the next five years – 10,000 of which will be in Plymouth.

With projects ranging from the tallest building south of Bristol at Beckley Point to the creation of a new entertainment and leisure centre at Bretonside, Plymouth is thriving after many major infrastructure investments.

Here in Plymouth we are building a city to be proud of – just take a look at some of the amazing projects that have taken shape over the last few years and that are currently being realised. Working with local construction industry businesses and organisations to create jobs and raise the awareness of the many exciting opportunities available in this flourishing sector, Building Plymouth is driving employment and the development of sought-after skills on all of these projects.

Driving Growth in Plymouth 2020 from Visit Plymouth on Vimeo.

Think a career in construction isn’t for you? Think again.

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to working in construction. With over 180 job roles, from architects to quantity surveyors, structural engineers to bricklayers, there really is a career for everyone. It is expected that 60% of the jobs created will relate to design and management. Regardless of whether you’re thinking of an apprenticeship, upskilling, extra training or even a complete change of career, we can find a role where you can thrive.

Working with employers

Our Building Plymouth project sponsors are some of the biggest names in the business in Plymouth and further afield. Working together with our project sponsors means we can access a wide range of apprenticeships and careers, all of which can be found on our careers page.

Want to be a part of this growing industry? Now’s your chance.

Get in touch with us today to see how we can help and to find out more. Contact us at our Virtual Job Shop to talk about your CV with one of our team.