Our vision is simple – to increase the number of local people entering the booming construction industry in Bristol and, following the construction phase, to increase diverse local recruitment into the ‘end use’ jobs based across all the fantastic new buildings – hospitals, schools, hotels, leisure facilities, office developments and more!
Bristol City Council has taken bold steps to change its planning validation requirements meaning all major* applications must include an Employment and Skills Plan (ESP) for the construction phase, and where appropriate the end use phase.
Building Bristol aims to tackle educational and economic inequality by plugging local employment and skills support services into all major developments. It also aims to support employers to address their skills gaps and to help diversify their workforce.
Investment in Bristol is booming. With so many major developments in the pipeline, now is the perfect time to work in partnership to develop an inclusive talent pipeline – matching people to jobs and training.