Early career scheme aims to boost recruitment

Talentview Construction aims to match candidates with employers

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A government-backed early careers initiative that aims to help people find careers in construction was launched last month.

Talentview Construction (TVC) – supported by the Construction Leadership Council, universities, colleges and construction industry employers, and funded by the industry CITB levy – helps candidates browse opportunities by signing up to alerts for job and training opportunities and building their own online profile so employers can find them more easily.

Employers can use it to showcase their business to talented new recruits on the TVC site, and upload all their early career vacancies, including traineeships, apprenticeships and graduate jobs. They can also search for suitable candidates and directly contact students and apprentices, as well as connecting more closely with schools, universities and construction colleges.

It is estimated the construction industry needs to recruit more than 217,000 new workers between now and 2025 to support its current activity, including the development of new careers in digitalisation and sustainability.

However, careers advice to young adults is falling behind industry needs. Just 16% of respondents to a recent Office for National Statistics survey said they had received any information about the wide variety of careers in construction and the built environment when they were at school or college.