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Supporting employment within construction

Education and training can help build a strong future for the UK’s construction industry and for the people who make it work.

For individuals

The Trust helps individuals who have been in construction and unemployed for a minimum of 3 months, gain a qualification with a grant of up to £500, to help get back to work in the construction industry. 

If you’re forced to take a fresh look at your construction skills due to an occupational health issue such as an illness or injury, the Trust can help with a grant of up to £750 for you to retrain in another skill.

An eligible person is anyone who is able to prove that they have a minimum of 12 months employment as a 'tradesperson' at any time within their employment history. For our training grants, you must have been unemployed for at least three months and be able to prove this before we can consider your application.

"Thanks to you and the Trustees for the grant for training. This training will change my life, as I can continue with my career in construction rather than having to change altogether. After the accident I had at work, I really thought that was it for me, but now I can put my experience of over 30 years to good use. Once again thank you so much for helping me to stay in construction." Training grant recipient

For organisations

If your organisation supports people with education and training in construction, you may be eligible for support from the Trust.

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