The marketplace that connects people to opportunities across the UK Built Environment
Connecting people to opportunities in the world of work
Connecting people to industry knowledge and support
Connecting people to information and learning opportunities
and many more
What is Building People?
A technology platform that brings together supply and demand across the Built Environment (architecture, engineering and construction)
Improving diversity and inclusion
Driving a supply of competent workers
Maximising and evidencing social value
Building People has a simple plan: Create one place where the many disparate skills and employment initiatives across the Built Environment are brought together. Drive traffic to what already exists. Add value. Connect people to jobs, mentors, learning and to work opportunities via existing providers. No duplication nor reinvention. Measure and report on the social value these activities generate. Join the dots
We are developing a technology platform to enable an ecosystem of employment and skills providers (supply) to more efficiently and effectively connect people to relevant industry learning, mentoring and work opportunities (demand).
Who is Building People?
A social enterprise collaborating with all across the Built Environment
Creating and enabling a network of people and providers
Partnering with those with shared values and ambitions
Connecting employers to potential workers
With almost twenty years’ experience in industry, Rebecca brings expertise in maximising the social impact of construction projects through enabling collaboration between multiple stakeholders and individuals from diverse and disadvantaged local communities, with a particular focus on employment and skills. Rebecca is passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive industry, and ‘joining the dots’ to add value, rather than recreating what already exists. She is a co-founder of BuildForce, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has an MSc in Urban Regeneration.
Ashley has held senior roles as Director of Global Learning Services for Microsoft, CEO of InfoBasis Ld – a global talent management software company – and now as Principal of the leading provider of supported online education for the built environment, University College of Estate Management. Ashley is firmly committed to furthering the widening participation agenda within the built environment. This commitment underpinned the decision for UCEM to acquire Building People and support the platform, both financially and strategically.
Are you Building People?
Jobs, work experience, apprenticeships, internships…
Training, information, knowledge and learning…
Mentoring, funding, advice and guidance…
Does your organisation train, support and/or broker people into construction and Built Environment work opportunities, e.g. work experience, apprenticeships, jobs, internships. Would you like more people to know what you do and become part of a grand plan to ‘join it all together’?
Do you work for an industry organisation that is involved in diversity and inclusion and/or local community programmes that focus on training, mentoring and/or employing a diverse range of people? Would you like to promote opportunities and collaborate across industry?
Phase One of Building People is the search portal, designed to be a simple aggregation of providers and activity in one place, signposting individuals to organisations and initiatives that can help access work, learning and support opportunities. Phase Two is where Building people gets really exciting. Our pilot will shortly commence, focusing on one audience, two activities and one profession, and it will evidence how a joined-up and truly collaborative approach can enable more people to access opportunities across the Built Environment.
Building People will only truly work if we all join in and collaborate – we can provide the connectivity, but we need you to provide the people (supply) and the opportunities (demand).
Contact us to find out more. We’d love to hear from you.