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

Building People, in association with University College of Estate Management (UCEM), is supported by:

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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

Skills imbalances

Driving a supply of competent workers

Social value

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

Three Founding Partners:

Chartered Surveyors Training Trust, The Chartered Surveyors’ Company and University College of Estate Management


Creating and enabling a network of people and providers


Partnering with those with shared values and ambitions


Connecting employers to potential workers

Core Team

Rebecca Lovelace

With 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. She is a co-founder of Be Onsite and BuildForce, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has an MSc in Urban Regeneration.

Ashley Wheaton

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…

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. Join in by adding organisations and initiatives via a simple and very quick form.

Phase Two is where Building People gets really exciting. Our pilot commenced in April 2019 and is a partnership with the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust (CSTT). Together we are building the first iteration of the Building People platform, connecting CSTT candidates to work experience and to resources in surveying. Do you offer opportunities in surveying and would you like to get involved with our pilot? Contact us to learn more.

Phase Three sees us building on the development of the Building People/CSTT platform as we expand to include other audiences, trades and professions, regions and activities. We will be making some noise with a high-profile event later in 2019, demonstrating what we have achieved and evidencing how a joined-up and truly collaborative approach can enable more people to access opportunities across the Built Environment.

Building People: One single place that brings together opportunities for work, learning and support across the Built Environment. A platform, an ecosystem, a movement.

Contact us to find out more. We’d love to hear from you.

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The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by Building People and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance placed on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

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Building People is a Community Interest Company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University College of Estate Management (UCEM). Building People abides by the policies and procedures of UCEM: UCEM Terms of Use, UCEM Policies and UCEM Cookies

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We are committed to your privacy

At Building People we are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of our clients and website visitors, at the same time as providing the best possible experience and service. This page explains what happens to any personal data that you provide to us, or that we collect from you when you register with our products and services and whilst you visit our sites. This privacy policy applies to use of all Building People products, web and app services and websites.

If you want us to remove your data entirely, please inform us by emailing

Please note we will need to contact you one more time to confirm that your details have been removed or unsubscribed.

Information we collect

Building People collects data to provide you with the best experiences with our products and communications.

You provide some of this data directly, such as when you register for information on the website, meet us at events, download an information resource, or when you become a user of our products and services.

We get some of it by recording how you interact with our website or our products, for example using technology that operates in the background, like cookies. We also obtain data from third parties, such as Google.

We do update this policy from time to time so please do review this policy regularly.

More information on cookies

A cookie is a small file containing a string of characters that is sent to your computer when you visit a website. When you return to the website, the cookie allows that site to recognize your browser. Cookies may store user preferences and other information. This means when you return you don’t have to fill in the same information again. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some website features or services may not function properly without cookies.

Building People may use cookies and similar technologies on its websites where appropriate to gather information about you to improve your experience. We may also gather information about your use of our websites, navigation and internet use. Such information will not identify you personally. It is simply statistical data.

You have a variety of tools to control cookies, web beacons and similar technologies, including browser controls to block and delete cookies and controls from some third-party analytics service providers to opt out of data collection through web beacons. Your browser and other choices may impact your experiences with the websites.

Use and management of your information

Building People uses the information that we collect to provide a better service to and to personalise your experience. In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

  • To provide information to you that you request from us specifically.

  • To provide information to you relating to our company or products that may be of interest to you. Such additional information will only be provided where you have consented to receive such information.

  • If you have previously purchased goods or services from us, we may provide details of changes to those goods or services, or similar goods or services that enhance those you have already purchased.

We may combine personal information from our products and services with information from our website, or other methods of communication in order to provide a better service to you.

We use third parties to store and manage your and customers’ data for example CRM facilities, cloud services and data centres in the UK, South Africa and Luxembourg. These third parties do not have permission to access your data. They are simply providing secure data storage facilities.

How to access and control your personal data

We keep data for 6 years, as standard practice to comply with tax and legal obligations and requirements; after this time it will be deleted. You can always choose whether you wish to receive promotional emails, SMS messages, telephone calls and postal mail from Building People.

If you are a current client, then you can ask your controller for information held on our products. In most cases Building People does not have access.

For a full report of what information we hold on our systems, you can email

Third party links

On occasion we include links to third parties on this website. Where we provide a link it does not mean that we endorse or approve that site’s policy towards visitor privacy. You should review their privacy policy before sending them any personal data.

Contacting us

Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding any matter relating to this privacy policy at

Building People is a Community Interest Company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University College of Estate Management (UCEM). Building People abides by the policies and procedures of UCEM: UCEM Terms of Use, UCEM Policies and UCEM Cookies

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