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Transforming Construction Futures

As part of the wider mission of the Transforming Construction Challenge, the Hub is committed to helping inspire, nurture and create the next generation of leaders across the built environment.

Our sector is evolving. We have opportunities for the tactical thinkers, the visionaries, the innovators, the progressors and the highly-skilled.

A future in construction is a transformative one.

There’s a world of opportunity waiting

With the UK government setting its recent climate target for 2035, there is an even greater imperative for our sector to attract the brightest and best emerging STEM talent, in turn securing the future of a decarbonised industry. In an industry that represents endless opportunities for a generation of digital natives, it’s crucial that we help young people to recognise that a career in the built environment presents real scope for progress and innovation.

To support this considerable transformation, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has published the first sector-wide skills plan for construction. CITB have launched the Go Construct website which provides resources for anyone looking for a career in the construction and built environment sector. In addition, COYO has developed “Design Engineer Construct!”, an accredited learning programme aimed at secondary and further education children that focuses on digital building and infrastructure design, engineering and construction.

Opportunities offered by the construction sector

Using skills and talent to create a real difference to current and future generations.

Being part of the solution to the sector’s impact on the global climate.

A sector rich with opportunities to explore across a wide variety of areas.

In construction you realise your dreams, designing and building the future you want to live in.

The global construction market is becoming increasingly inter-connected creating new and exciting opportunities

Construction isn’t all hard hats and cement mixers. There are thousands of career options to choose from, including data architects, academic researchers, digital engineers, among many others.

Where It All Begins

The Hub and Class of Your Own’s ‘Design, Engineer, Construct!’ learning programme, supported by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), launched a campaign designed to inspire future generations into the built environment and to encourage existing organisations to support in their development.

The new film Where it All Begins, is part of a call on the construction industry to support them in attracting the brightest and best upcoming talent. Through capturing the imaginations of younger generations, we can convince them that a career within the built environment is as valid and opportunity-rich as a career in any other sector.

How to get involved

Industry Peers

Do you believe the future of our sector depends upon attracting and nurturing the best talent in to our sector? Would you like to inspire future generations to continue our legacy of building better? Then contact our partners Class of Your Own to find out more about their Adopt A School Programme or become a BEST Trainer.

Career Seekers

Are you looking for a bright future in a sector where you can design and build your dreams? Contact our partners at Go Construct and Class of Your Own to find out more about roles within the construction sector or how to introduce ‘Design, Engineer, Construct!’ programmes in your school or college.


Embracing digital ways of working  will transform how the built environment sector works, giving it the tools to tackle the challenges of tomorrow, including the climate crisis.

Read the new Digital Capabilities: a framework for early career professionals across built environment disciplines which sets out what all early career built environment professionals should know about digitally enabled ways of working, allowing them to increase the pace of transformational change in the sector.

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