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Think Construction makes most of careers weeks

13 April 2018

The CIOB’s Think Construction campaign was in full force for National Careers Week and Apprenticeships Week which both took place in March.

Think Construction is a resource that helps members with school outreach sessions and many members during the weeks were promoting the range of careers in construction and the various routes into the industry.

The pack has been inspired by enquiries and feedback from members looking for resources. The content has been shaped by research carried out with young people to understand their perceptions of the industry as well as input from teachers and industry advisors.

The pack includes planning tools, interactive sessions suggestions, video case studies showing inspiring stories, digital games, Minecraft lessons, presentation templates as well as other useful resources such as webinar, vlogs and an Instagram channel. More will be added in time.

Julia Allen MCIOB is actively working on delivering the Think Construction initiative in local schools and acadamies across Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

“I am passionate about raising the profile of the construction industry and believe that there is a wide range of interesting and varied careers of which many students have no knowledge,” said Allen.

“It is an extremely rewarding and worthwhile initiative creating the opportunity to talk to students about their future career choices to inspire the next generation of construction professionals.”

To learn more and download the resource visit

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