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Construct Croydon: Improving Pathways for Women and LTU seeking construction employment (Pathways into Construction)


Careers and recruitment

London Borough of Croydon

Vinci Construction; Willmott Dixon; Neilcott; Brick by Brick; MRS Scaffolding; Mulalley; Croydon College; JCP; TRP; Zip into work; Sutton and District Training; Women into Construction; Develop Croydon; Croydon Works

Greater London




LBC will adopt a coordinated approach to up-scaling its existing services and extend the offering of this for a construction sector specific pathway to engage more women and long term unemployed into the Croydon construction sector.

It adopts a regional approach to extend its services and will also support construction employers to get better at recruiting from these hard to reach talent pools.

  • 120 women engagers
  • 45 women enter & complete training - employability & site readiness
  • 40 women to benefit from 'Steps to Work' - including work experience, CV support
  • 30 women progress into sustained employment      
  • 450 LTUs engaged
  • 150 LTUs enter & complete training
  • 70 LTUs to benefit from 'Steps to Work'
  • 70 LTUs enter sustained employment
  • 20 employers engaged & 7 to sign up to Croydon Good Employer Charter
  • 20 Peer to Peer learning events for employers
  • 7 case studies produced
  • Final Project Report

06 Aug 2019

31 Aug 2022

End of project summary

The project had funding withdrawn in May 2020 as a result of the strategic changes from CITB's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, materials attached reflect this.