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.
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.
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.
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.
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