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Step Up Into Construction

Right now, there are new jobs in the construction industry for trained workers. Jobs like Joiners, Bricklayers, Plumbers, Electricians, Civil Engineers, Building Service Engineers, Site Supervisors, Contract Managers and Project Managers.


£1million is to be invested to address the need for more skilled workers in the Yorkshire Construction Industry.

This is your chance to find out how to be a part of it.

Step Up Into Construction is a collaborative partnership set up to deliver work placements, training, further education and employment in the construction industry in Yorkshire. A grant fund of £500k from the England European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme (ESIF) 2014-2020 has been match funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to provide a total of £1million.

The project is designed to help support a growing need to attract more potential employees from across the Leeds City Region into the construction and associated industries. This is to meet skills gaps in craft and professional occupations within the industry such as Carpenters & Joiners, Bricklayers, Plumbers, Electricians, Civil & Building Service Engineers and management expertise such as Site Supervisors, Contract Managers and Project Managers.

Leeds College of Building (Lead Partner) is working with local Delivery Partners including:

  • Aspire-Igen

  • Bradford College

  • Calderdale College

  • CHY

  • DISC

  • Groundwork

  • Kirklees College

  • Leeds City College (Keighley Campus)

  • Together Housing Group

  • Wakefield College

  • York College

As a partnership, Step Up Into Construction will be offering:

Information, Advice & Guidance

560 participants

Employability Skills and BKSB

476 participants

BKSB Maths and English (with support)

23 participants

Tasters in Construction trades

500 participants

Health & Safety training

300 participants

Acquisition of CSCS cards

200 participants

Work experience and site visits

300 participants

Progression into Employment

190 participants

Awareness events will be held across the Leeds City Region for participants and employers to get involved.

For further information please contact:

Ashfaq Gulab at Leeds College of Building

Telephone: 0113 222 6000

Email: agulab@lcb.ac.uk