Jobs and training opportunities

Female construction worker on building site wearing hi vis clothing

Lendlease, the principal contractor of the Perry Barr Residential Scheme Phase One, signed up to the ‘Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility' at the outset, with an action plan in place with 32 social value targets. As part of this plan, they work in partnership with Birmingham City Council’s Employment Access Team (EAT) to promote jobs and training opportunities to local communities. These include:

  • Construction skills hub - The Construction Skills Hub gave local people access to pre employment training programmes to help them gain the skills required by construction employers working on this project and other projects across the West Midlands. The scheme was funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) through the Construction Skills Fund.
  • Women in construction – The Construction Hub has supported the training of women through the Women into Construction programme sponsored by the Home Builders Federation. The training delivered resulted in women working on site with Lendlease.

To find out more about these schemes and what opportunities are currently available, contact the Employment Access Team by email or visit the EAT webpage.

Working with schools

Phase one Perry Barr Regeneration principal contractor, Lendlease, also work with local schools on a number of educational projects to raise awareness of what’s happening on site and to inform pupils about career opportunities in construction and more. Examples of such projects include:

  • Summer internships
  • Work placement projects, such as a Single Use Plastics Ambassadors Project
  • Cultural tours
  • Site visits

Page last updated: 12 April 2023

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