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Building Greater Exeter Update

The sponsors and partners of Building Greater Exeter met in mid-December to receive a project update.

The project now has 18 sponsors from a range of private and public sector organisations across the Greater Exeter area. They are all signed up to supporting the project achieve its 3 key aims:

  1. Inspire the future workforce through an effective engagement programme with schools and young people
  2. Support employers by facilitating recruitment to existing vacancies through up-skilling and re-skilling
  3. Support the adoption of the National Skills Academy for Construction model through the Client Based Approach

Since the project launched officially on 22 October, a number of activities have been held and events attended, achieving the following:

  • 650 Students engaged across a number of events
  • 170 Construction / Property based businesses reached
  • 25 Military personnel attended an event focused on opportunities within construction
  • 20 People / organisations from the voluntary sector
  • 30,000 tweet impressions
  • 700 website visits

Work is now underway to represent the project and sponsors at a number of events in 2019, these include:

  • St.Peters School Careers Fair – 17th January
  • National Apprenticeship Show, South West – 30th and 31st January, Westpoint
  • Apprenticeship Expo – 7th March
  • Exeter Jobs Fair – 14th March

We are also holding a Construction Ambassador Training session in Exeter on 6th February; if you are interested in attending, please register here; Go Construct Ambassador Training

If you are interested in finding out more about Building Greater Exeter, please visit our website