As one of the fastest growing industries in the UK, a career in construction could see you specialising in different fields from fenestration to surveying to site management.
Careers are more than what you see on a construction site, job roles span everything from administration and marketing to project management and design – the options are endless!
Your construction career could see you starting your own business and becoming self-employed.
The Construction Academy is perfect for you if you’re looking to get into or progress within the sector, and if your role has been directly impacted by Covid-19.
Signing up to the Academy will give you the opportunity to learn new skills, gain valuable work experience, and open doors to employment and progression opportunities.
The Construction Academy is a focal point across England for upskilling and reskilling in the Construction sector.
The Construction Academy is for you if your job or wellbeing has been directly impacted as a result of Covid-19. This includes:
We can support anyone regardless of ability or experience in Construction.
Through the Academy you can receive careers planning and guidance support, Construction specific training, opportunities to gain work experience, on-the-job training as well as wellbeing support to help you overcome any barriers that are preventing you from entering training and/or gaining employment.
Training and support activity will be provided through a range of blended approaches including remote engagement, to self-directed learning through our CPD platforms and face-to-face where required.
Pathway support available includes:
If you require functional skills (English, maths or digital skills) to be able to complete any qualifications and training we can also provide this.
A Learner Support Fund is also available to those with significant financial barriers to help with travel costs, internet, childcare, IT equipment or learning materials.
To be able to access this service, you must be:
Are currently working in the Construction sector but:
If you are interested and feel you meet the above eligibility criteria, please provide us with a bit more information about yourself through our self-referral form. Please click here to complete our self-referral form.
A dedicated Engagement Officer will get back to you and arrange a further discussion and to carry out your enrollment and you will then be allocated one of the following based on your needs:
If you have any queries please contact ConstructionAcademy@shaw-trust.org.uk.
The Construction Academy is part of Shaw Trust’s Academies simultaneously:
The Construction Academy is being fully mobilised through CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) funding over a three-year period until Mar 2024.
The CAF Resilience Fund exists to help charitable organisations in England that support the people hardest hit by Covid-19. This fund will initially distribute more than £19 million made up of grants ranging from £10,000 to £100,000 to deliver rapid relief from the impact of Covid-19. Click here to find out more about the CAF Resilience Fund.