Resources

Achieving change is a big ask, and it’s going to take a whole sector to make it happen! We want to do everything we can to support, so please help yourself to any of the resources below (click the green text to open the file):

BESS Information

Risk-Free BESS 8 easy, risk-free ways that you can get involved with BESS
Putting Students in Control of their Career Information Supporting different learning styles to consider construction careers
What is the Real Problem within the Skills Shortage A breakdown of the complexities of the skills shortage
CASE STUDY: Sandwell Central Sixth Psychology students consider how the built environment feels

Marketing Resources

10 Causes of Marketing Mould  Give your marketing efforts of fresh focus
 Creating Adverts with Impact  If you’re spending the money, make it worthwhile
 Love Thy Customer  Customer service is king

How To… Guides

How To – Create a Podcast for BESS A guide to creating a Podcast, from “Risk-Free BESS”, above
How To – Create a 90-second Video for BESS A guide to creating a 90-second Career Video, From “Risk-Free BESS”, above
How To – Create a Guest Blog for BESS A guide to creating a Guest Blog, from “Risk-Free BESS”, above
How To – Broadcast a Periscope for BESS A guide to Broadcasting a Periscope, from “Risk-Free BESS”, above

Research

Standing Alone, Collaboratively An insight into sector and societal changes that result from successfully addressing the skills gap in construction, created for the Construction Industry Summit 2016

Recommended Books

 

Written by our MD, Kathryn Lennon Johnson, and sold via Amazon (click the book image to link to Amazon)

Ditch outdated sales thinking and get 21st-century selling techniques for 21st-century sales volume:

  • Think and act like your customer and get more sales
  • Get fabulous sales and still be a nice person

Selling For Entrepreneurs helps the reader learn from people just like them -entrepreneurs – with passion and enthusiasm for the subject, but without the training or patience for “traditional” selling, who have lived through the rejections and knock-backs to tell the tale!

   COMING SOON!

Addressing the Skills Shortage in Construction by Taking the Built Environment back to People

A call to arms to innovators, communities and individuals to:

Literally – build (refurb, demolish, etc.) the buildings, places and spaces that build safe, happy families; healthy populations; engaged students and pupils; informed clients; connected communities

Figuratively – build the future workforce that builds the future workforce, and the ideas and technologies that allow it to happen

Understanding Careers and Education

Career Cold Spots Report
This report, created by Careers and Enterprise Company, examines which areas have: high levels of engagement between schools and employers; young people who are making opportunity informed decisions and achieving positive outcomes in terms of education and employment. It also examines the areas in which young people are most likely to experience substantial barriers.
Moments of Choice Report
This report, created by Careers and Enterprise Company, demonstrates how education outcomes data can support better informed career decisions

School Outreach Resources for Employers

CIOB – Build a Tower Activity Created by the CIOB. Classroom exercise
CIOB – Construction Career Paths Activity Created by the CIOB. Classroom exercise for groups
CIOB – Construction Careers Session Resource Pack Created by the CIOB. Resource pack for planning and preparing construction careers sessions
CIOB – Fantasy School Activity Created by the CIOB. Classroom exercise
CIOB – Find Your Match Activity Created by the CIOB. Classroom exercise
Prospects NCS Flyer Construction Careers Created by Prospects and National Careers Service. Infographic highlighting construction careers in the West Midlands
STEM – Costain Bingo Activity Created by STEM. Classroom exercise
STEM – Moving House Activity Created by STEM. Classroom exercise
STEM – Welding with Chocolate

STEM – Welding with Chocolate – Teachers Notes

Created by STEM. Classroom exercise
The Seven Pillars of Storytelling Written by Ffion Lindsay and published by Sparkol Books. Improving your presentation skills by telling stories could make your content 22 times more memorable than facts alone!

 Created by GoConstruct. A slide pack to highlight the different routes into construction careers for young people. For the original (editable) version, please visit GoConstruct
Created by GoConstruct. A slide pack to introduce construction careers to young people. For the original (editable) version, please visit GoConstruct