CITB Funding Boost

CITB’s biggest funding opportunity was launched in October 2018 with a £5m commission to help under represented groups into the construction industry.


Pathways into Construction will help to connect employers with people who normally wouldn’t enter construction, including the unemployed, women (of all ages) and full time learners who study construction but struggle to join the industry.

The CITB will welcome applications for funding from organisations that work with one or more of the following five groups and want to help them into construction:

  • Young People who are not in education, training or work
  • The long term unemployed
  • Service leavers who left the military at least 12 months ago
  • Women wishing to join construction
  • Full time learners (focussing on CBE Diploma students)

Extensive research was done by the CITB into critical training and employment issues in the sector.  Stephen Cole – Head of Careers Strategy at the CITB said ‘CITB’s new commission, Pathways into Construction opens up a huge opportunity for the industry.  With Brexit on the horizon, the fund will widen employers’ pool of domestic talent, diversify the industry and increase opportunities for those on the margins of construction, improving social mobility.  By working with organisations that specialise in working with these groups, the fund will facilitate the creation of sustainable partnerships and help the industry reach new talent that’s previously been untapped.’

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