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PRESS RELEASE: Engaging the Next Generation in the PM’s ‘New Deal’

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The Prime Minister has today announced a £5bn ‘New Deal’ investment, to create jobs skills and infrastructure for Britain after years of reduced investment; Hospitals, rail, roads, prisons, high streets and schools are all included in the accelerated capital spend; The environmental and sustainability credentials of these projects have been met with immediate and significant […]

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#LearninginLockdown – A Call to Arms

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Just over one month ago, more than three million senior school pupils in the UK prematurely ended their normal learning structure. But school is still running, and students still need to receive careers information and guidance until the end of July 2020. 4000 Careers Leaders across the UK are crying out for support to help […]

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The Viral Incentive to Build Better Stuff

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The built environment has the potential to be a powerful force for good in the ongoing battle against human pandemics. In fact, it has a track record. Kathryn Lennon-Johnson FRSA looks at the powerful architectural designs of the Art Deco period in the fight against tuberculosis and asks whether the construction industry is ready to […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Industry Encouraged to Keep Engaging Schools during COVID-19

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CITB research* says that only 10% of construction employers have currently engaged with schools, and Built Environment Skills In Schools is supporting the ‘Next 10%’** Schools across England, Scotland and Wales closed from last Friday (20/3/2020) and will conduct remote learning until further notice GCSEs and A-levels are cancelled for this academic year, and it […]

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Giving Young People a ‘Shot’ with Slenky

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As part of Construction Careers Week, BESS is very proud to be working with Slenky Shots. Founded in 2012, Slenky is a platform for young people. Their mission is to make it easier for young people to access real life opportunities, by helping them connect with leading brands and organisations. Slenky is a way for […]

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Construction Careers Newsletter – July

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A newsletter of lovely construction careers things. Your second monthly installment of construction careers goodness from across Birmingham and Solihull. Please feel free to share with your colleagues This Month includes: Birmingham Professional Services Week – did you miss all the action? Getting ready to go into schools and promote construction careers? Then help yourself […]