Welcome to Built Environment Skills in Schools

The built environment matters. It has consequences. The things we build affect individuals, communities and environments for decades. Solving the skills shortage in construction and improving the built environment for all our futures are two sides of the same coin.

And Built Environment Skills in Schools exists to get employers into schools, help to educate teachers, and ultimately inspire a new generation of bright minds to become the future of the construction sector.




Empowering students as active citizens of the built environment



Empowering apprentices to challenge industry aspirations and beliefs




Empowering employers to change perceptions of the industry


Ready to make the world a better place?


This is our founder, Kathryn Lennon-Johnson, speaking about her passion for the built environment at 2017’s TEDxBrum












BESS Simple Video Guide
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How Construction Could Save the World conference brochure