Construction Careers Newsletter – June

News. Updates. All the good stuff.

Lots has been happening in the world of BESS that could be of interest to you, so a monthly newsletter seemed like the sensible way to make sure nobody misses an opportunity. Please feel free to share with your colleagues

This Month includes:

* Construction Careers Week – it’s a biggie, you don’t want to miss this
* Call for Enterprise Advisers – influence young people and teachers about careers in construction
* Shout Out to our Supporters – June features Rider Levett Bucknall and Willmott Dixon
* Dates for your Diary – this one probably doesn’t need explaining

Yep, This Is The Big Story

Construction Careers Week is on its way! In partnership with Construction Enquirer magazine, George Clarke’s Ministry of Building Innovation and the UK Construction Week Exhibition  at the NEC, we’ll be offering careers encounters to young people across Birmingham and Solihull

From Monday 9th to Saturday 14th October, your organisation could (and should) be hosting walking tours, site visits, speed networking and much more. There are 8 core activities available, with a handful of invitation-only events. Click for more Read More

Birmingham Enterprise Adviser Network

Want to have more of have more of a role in influencing young people’s career choices? Then become an Enterprise Adviser

The Enterprise Adviser Network is a national network that connects schools and colleges with employers and careers programme providers to work together to create meaningful encounters with the world of work for young people.

At the moment only 40% of schools offer young people this kind of encounter, and unemployment among young people is three
times higher than overall unemployment.

Read more…


Profiling Our Supporters

In order to deliver all this exciting careers activity, the Careers & Enterprise Company’s contribution has to be match-funded. Every month, we’ll be celebrating the brilliant organisations that are making this a reality (because we are so grateful for their support and we really couldn’t do this without them)

Next month we’ll be profiling three amazing businesses to showcase the support they are offering to this careers initiative. We’ll also uncover more about their outreach into schools and why they think construction should feature as a career of choice for young people. There are still a handful of spots available for businesses to support and shape the construction careers message across Birmingham, so please get in touch for more details


Dates For Your Diary

Professional Services Week

26th – 30th June 2017

Professional Services Week is a week of activities across Birmingham for secondary schools to raise awareness of and enthusiasm for careers in the professional, financial and business services (BPS) sector.
More here…

Construction Careers Week

9th – 14th October 2017

Construction Careers Week is a week of activities, events and challenges across Birmingham and Solihull for secondary schools to raise awareness of and enthusiasm for careers in the built environment
More here…