Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust - Investing in the future
As well as building new high quality homes,Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust is working to help the city's young people begin a career in construction.
In partnership with six BMHT contractors, the Council has created placement and internship opportunities for people aged 16-21 years to gain valuable experience. Apprentices will:
- increase their skills
- improve their confidence and aspirations
- make employer connections
- be better prepared for the world of work
Over the last five years,more than 100 young people have worked on BMHT schemes. Many of them have gone on to secure permanent jobs.
Building Birmingham Scholarship
The Building Birmingham Scholarship provides access to a wide range of education,employment, and training opportunities for young people wishing to pursue a career in the construction sector.
Run in partnership with Birmingham University, Birmingham City University and Aston University we are currently looking for Birmingham students who wish to begin a course in construction or engineering or a similar field. We offer financial support for those who continue studies at higher education on construction related courses.
The Scholarship is tailored to meet the individual needs of young people ranging from work placements,internships and apprenticeships. A bursary fund is available to help towards tuition fees for Birmingham residents attending a Birmingham University. Potential funding options include:
- a one-off Personal Allowance of up to £500 for Year 1 only
- choice of up to £3,000 for the bursary fund,scholarship fund or internship
- up to £2,500 for students who have passed their first year and continue studies at higher education (Years 2 & 3)
- 50/50,the option between a bursary fund,partial tuition waiver or a combination of both
For information regarding eligibility for the bursary visit: www.birmingham.gov.uk./bbs
The Building Birmingham Scholarship supports the development of the Birmingham Baccalaureate to ensure the education of young people in helping prepare them for the world of work by:
- pilot working in collaboration with local secondary schools
- raising awareness about the wide ranging career pathways available within the construction and built environment sectors at National Curriculum Level
- encouraging more female representation within these sectors