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School Leaver Engagement 2023 - Your one stop shop for next steps

Now that school is out for Summer and in many cases out forever – it is time to look at the various next steps that are available to you. Construction is a growing industry with Plymouth having the biggest capital build spend in 25 years – ensuring that projects are starting all the time and have longevity.

It can be daunting to look at all of the different options and career paths that are available to get into construction so we hope this page will help you.

Why not take a minute to read this handy guide to all of the routes into construction that are available

Next it is good to have a look at all of the different careers that are available in construction and the built environment -currently 180 job roles!! Take a personality test to see what construction career might suit you.

Find out more about apprenticeships in construction with Go Construct

There are so many apprenticeships available across the city and many key sectors such as carpentry, bricklaying and roofing which are crying out for new talent! Want to get involved and take those first steps to that dream career?

Download our latest apprenticeship bulletin here

More apprenticeships can be found on the government website, which can also be used as a really useful research tool to see which employers are offering vacancies and also what skills you would need in order to become an apprentice. “ Don’t forget to register on the site to be kept up to date when new vacancies are live

When looking at vacancies on the .Gov website scroll down to the very bottom to find the name, email and phone number of the recruiter who is working with the employer on the vacancy. This gives you a point of contact.

Our Building Plymouth member training providers who have apprenticeship vacancies are:

Focus Training Group
City College Plymouth
Skills Group
South Devon College
Cornwall College

We will be working with the Skills Launchpad Plymouth Youth Hub to offer a series of apprenticeship drop ins as well as apprenticeship focussed workshops. To stay in touch and find out more take a look at the Youth Hub and keep up to date with what is happening this Summer

If you would like to come and see our Construction Coordinators James and Morven then please feel free to come in and see us for our sector drop in day on a Tuesday 10 -4pm on the first floor of Barclays Bank, we will also be joined on the day by the sector coordinators for Health and Care, so if you know anyone who is interested in that then why not bring them along! No appointments necessary!

Finally if parents and carers want to find out more about apprenticeships in construction and what they can do to help and support their young person why not Watch our parent/carer webinar here