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Open Doors 2023

Open Doors aims to showcase the fantastic range of careers available in construction. From Monday 13 until Saturday 18 March 2023, they will be offering site visits across the UK, with projects ranging from tunnels to skyscrapers, as well as a wide range of virtual experiences. Find out more.

CITB – Into Work Grant

Into Work grant supports employers to provide the work experience element of post-16 further education courses to enable progression for individuals into the construction industry. They pay grants for completed work experience for an individual on an approved further education course, where the work experience started on or after 1 September 2023, and subsequent grant for three-months completed direct employment.

This grant is split into two elements:

  • Completion of the work experience element of an approved further education course. The work experience must last a minimum of 1 week or 30 hours.
  • Completion of subsequent three-months direct employment (this can include employment as part of an apprenticeship). The employment must begin within 12 months of the work experience placement ending.

Which courses are covered for grant?

This grant supports work experience on the further education construction courses listed below, where the work experience forms a clear element of the course:

  • T Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction
  • T Level in Onsite Construction
  • Any Diploma level 2 or 3 listed here.
  • Foundation Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering – SCQF Level 6.

Who can apply for these grants?

You can apply if you’re a CITB Registered employer and up to date with your Levy Returns, as well as adhering to the Grants Scheme policy and specific requirements for this grant.

You can apply for the work experience element of this grant for further education learners where the work experience starts on or after 1 September 2023, and then the employment element once they have been directly employed staff on the payroll for three months.

Grant for three-months direct employment is only available where the individual has previously completed eligible work experience, with the same employer, while on an approved further education course.

The work experience timeframe is determined by training provider but must last a minimum of 1 week or 30 hours to be eligible for this grant.

How much is it?

£500 work experience grant paid on completion of work experience.

£1,000 employment grant paid following three-months completed direct employment, for an individual who had earlier completed the work experience. This can include employment as part of an apprenticeship.

This grant is a pilot until 31 March 2025. Find out more

Go Construct

Information on careers in construction, apprenticeships, search job roles plus lots of other useful resources.

Talentview – Construction

The place for talented people to find their first jobs, apprenticeships and work experience in construction. You can also build your own profile, sign up for alerts and view training opportunities.

Skills and Training Fund

See how your small-, micro- or medium-sized construction company can get funding for your construction training needs.

Calling construction employers or tradespeople

Are you a construction employer or tradesperson who wants to influence your occupation?

All individuals working on construction sites must demonstrate that they are competent to undertake their role.

This is your chance to influence your occupation’s standards, training, qualifications, and careers pathways.

This year CITB are looking for the following occupations to join their Training Pathway review and share your knowledge:

  • Wall & Floor Tiling
  • Trowel Occupations
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Plastering
  • Wood Occupations
  • Insultation & Building Treatments
  • Construction Site Supervision
  • Construction Site Management
  • Roofing Occupations

To find out how you can become involved click here


Construction Skills Network – Five Year Outlook 2022-2026 (PDF)