Construction Work Experience

Constructing Futures

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We established it to help graduates, undergraduates and people wanting to return to the construction industry in Scotland. 

There’s a perception that people from these groups have a lack of experience or value to the industry, but Constructing Futures has so far demonstrated that’s far from the truth. Since it’s launch in 2015, we’ve placed over 40 people, a third of whom have gone on to establish permanent careers.


How the programme works

As an established recruiter for the industry, we’ve got strong relationships with our construction clients. So we work with them to find opportunities for voluntary shadow placement roles. This helps people acquaint themselves with current practices, and build a network of industry contacts to improve their chances of finding work.

The benefits for employers

Constructing Futures gives access to talent that could otherwise go undiscovered in an industry that frequently suffers from skill shortages. It’s also a chance to give people with existing skills and experience the additional knowledge to become the specialist you need.

Giving a member of your existing staff a short-term supervisor role gives you a chance to assess their potential for management too, boosting their confidence in a safe environment and ultimately helping you keep good employees.

Gary Lithgow had a shadow placement at the new Forth Bridge Crossing via Constructing Futures and was offered a fixed-term contract at the end of his placement. He acknowledges that without us, he would likely not have gained the experience or the job opportunity.

Click to read more about Gary's experience through Constructing Futures >

Click to read more about Anne's experience through Constructing Futures >

Click to read more about Liam's experience through Constructing Futures >

Finally, without wanting to be too warm and fuzzy about this, it’s an opportunity for your company to feel good and give something back to the community. So if you’re interested in helping us help others and support Scotland’s construction industry, hit the button below.

Constructing Futures - Year One Review

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To register a temporary, permanent or fixed term vacancy for any of our services, click the button below.

Register a Vacancy

We want you to find the right person for the job. So we’re happy to pass on some of our specialist industry knowledge to help you. It’s free, too.

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"Having been through Contract Scotland as a Candidate as well as a hirer I would have no hesitation in recommending their services due to their consistent quality and preparation techniques."
Brian Galloway | Operations Manager | Former Job Seeker & Client
"After one phone call with the team at Contract Scotland, I knew it was the right place for me to come to and my opinion still hasn't​ changed."
John-Paul Din | Senior Quantity Surveyor | Former Job Seeker
"Every Candidate put forward by Contract Scotland has proven to be an asset to our business."
John McAuley | Commercial Manager | Employer
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