Construction is a wide spanning industry offering a huge range of career options, many more than you would at first think!
From traditional apprenticeships (for example bricklayer; joiner; scaffolder; plant operator; roadbuilder), to specialist apprenticeships (for example demolition operative; oak frame operative; heritage skills) to technical apprenticeships (for example buyer; estimator; site technical support).
If construction is something you are considering, or perhaps you are already involved in the industry, then take a look at the CITB careers section. This includes careers progression tools, case studies and details of work experience and handy hints and tips for how to apply for the job you are looking for. http://www.citb.co.uk/careers-in-construction/
For Schools and Careers Advisors
North Yorkshire Construction Training Group are also actively involved in promoting the construction industry as a vibrant and exciting career choice for young people; visiting schools and taking part in careers events.
Employer representatives have taken part in careers fairs; inspiring girls events; speed networking for students; activity days and site visits. Please get in touch if you would be interested in our helping your school!
Amanda Davidson, Simpson York at Huntington School Careers Fair Lindum York host a site visit for Year 11 students from Millthorpe School
A Careers in Construction Day was joint hosted by NYCTG, Simpson (York) Ltd, City of York Council and CITB with interactive activities, speakers and a tour of a live contrusction site.
“I just wanted to say thank you both so much for organising such a fabulous careers event on Friday. The whole day was very informative, interesting and provided so much relevant and practical information on careers in construction."
Denise Bennett, Head of careers at St Aidan’s School Harrogate
If you are considering taking on an apprentice, have a look at http://www.citb.co.uk/citb-apprenticeships/ where you can find more details about registering your vacancy and the experience construction programme. There is grant support available for eligible companies from CITB and the full support of an apprenticeship officer. Of course, joining the NYCTG also gives you the opportunity to share your experiences with other like minded employers and access the support of the group training officer. North Yorkshire Construction Training Group supports construction apprentices through local colleges and training providers and through the CITB
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