FIS BuildBack Programme

Funded through CITB, Build Back is a collaborative recruitment and induction programme run by FIS that connects employers, funding and candidates to help find the next generation of dryliners.  BuildBack is FULLY FUNDED and so free for employers to use.

 

What is Buildback

BuildBack is an standardised recruitment and induction programme for dry liners run by FIS and funded by CITB – it has been developed to help find the next generation of dryliners.   The programme recruits and assesses candidates before putting them through two weeks of introduction training in the skills and competencies required for installing drylining, followed by a two-week work placement on-site with a local employer.

Benefits of BuildBack to you business

BuildBack helps employers to grow their workforce by providing a pool of candidates with a grounding in the skills and competencies required for installing drylining. Employers can meet and select the candidates they want to offer work experience to, to ensure they are best fit for the organisation.  The hope is that placements evolve into sustained work and FIS can support future training and the achievement of a vocational qualification or an apprenticeship, through its training provider network.  BuildBack is FULLY FUNDED, there is no cost to employers. 

To register as an employer and offer BuildBack candidates work placements email info@thefis.org or telephone 0121 707 0077

The BuildBack Approach

STEP 1: SET-UP – Establish the need and work in a region to recruit candidates for an assessment day and line up insdividual (if a cohort of 15 is an option for one employer) or groups employers.  FIS then liaise with the CITB, Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) or alternative regional funded hubs to line up the funding and ensue BuildBack is FREE TO THE COMPANY OFFERING WORK PLACEMENTS.

STEP 2: ASSESSMENT– Put candidates through a specialist assessment programme to ascertain suitability for work in the trade;

STEP 3: TWO WEEK INTENSIVE TRAINING – A specialist applied-training programme, carried out by an FIS approved training provider, covering the skills and competencies required for installing drylining. Training takes place in training centres in hubs, on a construction site, or while working for a charity;

STEP 4: TWO WEEK WORK TRIAL – Successful candidates are funded to take their H&S test, issued with a provisional CSCS card, provided with PPE and a basic toolkit before being placed with an employer for their  work-experience;

STEP 5: EMPLOYMENT – Candidate is taken on and  is considered for starting their vocational qualification or apprenticeship. FIS continues to monitor the progress of individuals and support businesses to access funding to support any ongoing training.

 

There is no direct cost to employers, FIS do all of the liaison and arrangement between the various parties and fund the tools and H&S test via grants from the CITB. 

Candidates currently available for work placement:

Trained, ex-military candidates looking for work NOW!

Working with Building Heroes the FIS BuildBack programme now has 120 ex-military candidates, with recent basic drylining training available for work-placements across the UK. All candidates have tools, PPE, have completed the mandatory H&S training and hold a provisional CSCS card. Can your organisation offer a two week work placement to help these candidates get started in our sector? Placements are fully funded (there is no cost to the employer). Contact FIS on 0121 707 0077 or email info@thefis.org for more information.

A new cohort of enthusiastic young people in London looking for drylining experience NOW!

Working with YouthBuild the FIS BuildBack programme now has 14 candidates in South London, with recent basic drylining training, available for work-placements across the UK. All candidates have tools, PPE, have completed the mandatory H&S HS&E training and hold a provisional CSCS card. Can your organisation offer a two week work placement to help these candidates get started in our sector? Placements are fully funded (there is no cost to the employer).  Contact FIS on 0121 707 0077 or email info@thefis.org for more information.

Further cohorts planned

Further cohorts are planned in Cheshire, Birmingham, East Midlands, Essex, Hampshire, London, South West, Tees Valley, West Sussex and Wiltshire – this list is growing all of the time, get in touch with the FIS team to see if there is a BuildBack cohort in your area – if there is nothing local, for cohorts of 10-15 plus we can work with individual employers to run a bespoke BuildBack.  If interested and can’t offer this many placements we can liaise with other local employers to build that critical mass.

To register as an employer or to find out where  BuildBack Cohorts are recruiting close to you, email info@thefis.org or telephone 0121 707 0077

BuildBack Success Stories

The pilot BuildBack Programme took place in the North East during the first quarter of 2017. The videos below provide an overview of the programme at Tyne Met College.

A short introduction to the BuildBack Programme

Alex successfully completed the initial two-week training course and started his on-site placement on 13 March. Here’s Alex with an overview of his training course:

Here’s Alex talking about his work placement…..and his good news!