Recruitment and Induction

FIS runs a number of programmes to help recruit and induct operatives into the finishes and interiors sector.  We have dedicated experts focussed on supporting our community with all of their recruitment and training needs.  Below is a summary of the work we do, to help review and enhance your recruitment and training activities, contact FIS on 0121 707 0077 for targetted support.

The FIS BuildBack Programme helps match employers with job seekers who are serious about developing a career in drylining. The programme puts them through two weeks’ introduction training in the skills and competencies required for installing drylining, followed by a two-week work placement on-site with a local employer.  If you are looking for a site-ready trainee/apprentice or want to run your own bootcamp, FIS can help.

Funding will be available for each six month job placement and will cover 100% of the National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a week and employers will be able to top this wage up.

FIS is established as a gateway, which means Members can benefit from FIS managing the entire Kickstart application and process for you, meaning less admin and more time to invest in your new people.

Looking for trainees or apprentices?   Talentview  is a free service provided by the Construction Talent Retention Scheme (CTRS) with support from the Construction Leadership Council.

Employers can freely advertise opportunities for new trainees or apprentices that will be amplified through all available channels.


Whatever the position, be it for an estimator, contracts manager, sales representative, fixer or site operative, post it or search for it on our JobSpot.  It is free for FIS Members to advertise opportunities here.


If you need access to schools and want to play your part in recruiting the next generation of workers for our sector, STEM Construction and Built Environment Ambassadors play an essential role in inspiring young people to think about a career in construction through a range of activities, including school presentations, careers talks and mentoring.

Do you need reliable, site-ready workers? Access a ready pool of enthusiastic, pre-trained workers and trainees to fill your immediate on-site needs – with no recruitment fees attached.