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Springboard for a career in construction


Published by Anonymous for Riverside in Communities and also in Education, Housing

Springboard and Prospect GB on CITB careers day Springboard and Prospect GB on CITB careers day

Housing association Riverside and Prospect GB are working together to increase career awareness for the construction industry.

This collaborative initiative between the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), Prospect GB and Riverside’s Springboard is designed to increase the knowledge of careers guidance professionals about routes into the construction industry. The project will encourage a new wave of career construction workers by sharing industry knowledge from experts.

Springboard team leader Doreen Dunmore says, “We want to make sure those who want to enter into the construction industry find the best pathways to do so.”

“The Professional Development day is part of a series of community focused initiatives that Springboard has been supporting with Prospect GB. It supports Riverside’s pledge to recruit local labour and provide opportunities to train residents, helping them to secure jobs in the construction industry.”

Professionals received guidance to better advise people about careers and opportunities within the construction sector. This is particularly relevant at a time when there is encouraging growth in the construction industry in greater Merseyside.


Prospect GB Employment Engagement Officer, Graham Dawson, is enthusiastic: “It’s a great opportunity to get the next generation of construction professionals on the right track.”

Public sector director for GB Group Lisa Bowden was a guest speaker: “We are delighted to support development initiatives for young people, after all they are our future industry professionals.” Lisa Bowden, Public Sector Director, GB Group.

CITB construction careers adviser Erika McStea who attended was impressed: “A worthwhile day resulting in great insight and ‘insider knowledge’, there are so many ways to get started in construction.”

This event comes at a time when Prospect GB have recently interviewed for a bricklaying apprentice to work in Liverpool, the successful applicant is a Riverside tenant and is due to start on site by the end of July.


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