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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 you to find employers, opportunities and resources, and employers to engage with a more diverse range of talent.

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The Roadmap for Change

Introducing the second adopter of the Building People integrator model - sharing content through one platform so that more people can access information in one place.

The Construction Industry Council 'Roadmap for Change' is the digital platform connecting you to the great work being undertaken by our industry to help you do it too.

The aim of the Roadmap for Change is that we share best practice in our industry to showcase what is already being done and 'join the dots' so we can all learn from and support each other along the way.

We need your help to build this roadmap. Please get involved to share your best practice and case studies to help us showcase the change that you want to see in our industry.

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Why we need Building People

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


Estimated £1bn a year new investment in public housing


Potential total expenditure on infrastructure projects (public and private) between 2018 - 2021


Potential total expenditure post 2021


Construction jobs created between 2019 and 2023


Construction employment forecast to reach 2.79 million in 2023


Per cent of construction businesses struggling to recruit staff


of the construction workforce is female (2% working on site)


of the construction workforce


of those working in construction are aged between 16 and 24


of the current workforce is over 50 and 15% are in their 60s


of 16-18 year-olds see construction as their first career choice


of companies that focus on diversity gain success in new markets