Having a skilled and talented workforce is essential to the competitiveness of the construction industry – firms need “the right skills, in the right place at the right time.”

With almost a fifth of those working in construction aged over 55 – the sector needs to develop the flow of new entrants into the industry to tackle skills shortages and deliver future projects. Work Experience is a great way to give people of all ages an initial taste of the industry, provide a stepping stone into longer term work or training.

The Build UK guide outlines how employers can ensure their legal obligations to health and safety are met. The guide is also designed to make it as easy as possible to provide work experience placements, building on the excellent work many will already be doing.