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Wates Construction

Arcadis; Career Ready; Colmore Tang; Wilmott Dixon; BAM Construct UK; Carillion; Turner & Townsend; Engineering UK; North West Construction Hub

Great Britain



Infrastructure, Housing, Commercial, Specialist

The Think Build project is a pilot programme adapted from the award-winning Think Logistics programme set up in 2014 as a partnership between several logistics firms and the charity Career Ready.

Its aim is to provide an effective method of employer engagement in schools. Industry volunteers deliver workshops to younger teenagers, leading to an in-depth programme of mentoring, masterclasses and work placements for 16-18 year olds.

  • Establish 6 ‘Think Build Clusters’ comprised of 24 construction firms
  • 600 employees to deliver over 1,000 incidences of engagement activity to Year 10, 11, 12 & 13 students

31 Jan 2017

31 Jul 2018