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Birmingham City Council

Building Birmingham Scholarship

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Shortcut to this page : www.birmingham.gov.uk/bbs

The Building Birmingham Scholarship provides access to a wide range of education, employment and training opportunities for talented young people aged between 16 and 24 years of age wishing to pursue a career in the construction and built environment sectors; as well as financial support for those aspiring to continue studies at higher education level at college or university on relevant courses.

You can find out more in the leaflet below:

Deadline for applications has now been extended until 29th August 2014 for September 2014 entrants.

The scholarship offers a flexible ‘menu of support’ tailored to meet the needs of individual young people ranging from access to work placements, internships, apprenticeships and other employment opportunities and access to a bursary fund to help towards tuition fees for Birmingham residents attending a Birmingham university.

In partnership with the council’s Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust contractors, the council will be opening placement and internship opportunities in 2014 for young people to gain valuable experience, increase their skills, improve their confidence and aspirations and to help prepare them for the world of work.

The programme will also provide personalised coaching and mentoring support and work towards creating a new talent pool of young people who will make a positive impact on the built environment and life of the city.

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The image to the right shows the 2013/14 intake of ‘bursary scholars’ (from left to right: Dean Jarrett, Sabila Zaman, Courtney Daniel and Mohammed Waqas) presented with certificates by Cllr Tahir Ali, Cabinet Member for Development, Jobs and Skills, who all started degree level studies in Building Surveying and Construction Management in September 2013 and will be supported through the programme.


Careers in Construction

For information about the wide ranging career pathways available within the construction and built environment sectors please visit http://www.citb.co.uk/careers-in-construction


Useful Links

  • If you are a construction partner or supply chain working on the BMHT developments you can go to Young Talent for Business
  • If you are an employer looking to recruit apprentices on the BMHT developments and have vacancies to fill and would like to have a chat about how we could potentially assist you - please email eateam@birmingham.gov.uk
  • Find out more if you are a young person looking for an Apprenticeship opportunity
  • If you are a local school or faculty in Birmingham and would like to talk to us about setting up work experience or placements – please email bbs@birmingham.gov.uk

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Last Updated : 16th April 2014