Best practice review: employment pathways into the construction industry for underrepresented groups
CITB commissioned this rapid evidence assessment as part of the Pathways into Construction Commission, which aims to connect employers with people who do not traditionally enter construction.
The commission focused on five ‘pathways’ groups who are underrepresented in the sector and/or who are not in training or employment and want to enter the sector but find it hard to do so. This includes:
- Young people not in education, training or work, particularly where there are networks to help already in place
- Long-term unemployed people (for longer than 12 months)
- Service leavers (who left military service at least a year ago)
- Women wishing to join construction
- Full-time learners (particularly those studying for construction and built environment diplomas).