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What is the FIS BuildBack Programme?

The FIS BuildBack Programme helps job seekers who are serious about developing a career in drylining. The programme puts them through two weeks’ intense training in the skills and competencies required for installing drylining, followed by a two-week work placement on-site with a local employer.


Watch a selection of videos recorded during the Birmingham programme via our YouTube Channel

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.

Paul Glover, FIS project manager said “I’m delighted with the progress that the BuildBack programme attendees are making. All have successfully completed the college-based Specialist Upskilling Programme, exceeding the expectations of the college instructors in the process, which is no mean feat! Every attendee has passed their CSCS test and has been placed with a local employer to gain two weeks’ worth of on-site practical experience. So far, BuildBack has been a real success. The progress, commitment and “can-do” attitude of the attendees has been great to see, and I’m really looking forward to hearing the feedback from the work experience element.

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!


For more information download the FIS – BuildBack Employers Flyer and email: