Creating connections across the built environment

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Search Organisations

See what help is available for you to find built environment work, learning and/or support opportunities.

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Find Information

Diversity, skills and social value content, in partnership with Designing Buildings Wiki

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Ask A Person

Contact people to gain industry knowledge, experience and guidance.

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Activities & Events

Find courses, training and events relevant to you.

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Work Opportunities

Employer opportunities in one place making it easy to find what you're looking for.

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Easily access sector-specific material, brought together all in one place.

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Business Support

Directories of Diverse

Find businesses providing minority-owned services to the built environment.


Network of Networks


Building People Communities

The Building People 'Network of Networks' brings together organisations and initiatives that provide built environment careers support to diverse audiences.

The Network consists of:

  • BAME Community
  • Ex-Military Community
  • Ex-Offender Community
  • LGBTQ+ Community
  • Women Community
  • Youth Community


Founding Partners

Building People

The UK needs to build; there is a shortage of skilled workers and the workforce we have lacks diversity.

Building People is a free-to-use web platform that aggregates and connects people, knowledge, resources, opportunities and needs across the built environment industry.

Building People enables individuals to find employers, opportunities and resources, and employers to engage with a more diverse range of talent.

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In the Spotlight

The BESA Academy

The online learning solution for the building engineering services industry. We provide a range of regulatory short courses and free accredited CPD, apprenticeships, End Point Assessments and Experienced Worker Programme, enabling individuals and employers to evidence they have the skills and technical competency to carry out work.

All our online courses can be completed in bite size chunks, whilst at home, work or on the go.

No more hassle booking and travelling to a training centre saving you time and money!  We make learning fun and engaging to ensure you achieve the best results so start your learning journey with us today and be the best in building engineering services.

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