£10m announced to help deliver diversity in construction

Published on 16/08/2019

Just 7% of construction employers are BAME, according to a recent report.

L&Q are proud to make up one of the 29 housing associations and councils that are to share £10m of funding to get people of diverse backgrounds into construction.

The ‘Pathways into Construction’ programme, led by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), aims to attract people from underrepresented groups over the next three years, with the investment set to establish recruitment pathways that employers can use in future.

L&Q invests in diversity in construction as an inclusive organisation, with programmes such as the Academy, Kaleidoscope and the foundation. The programme will support employers by helping them meet their workforce and skills needs.

“The L&Q academy have recently launched a first-degree level apprenticeship programme” says John Bryson, Head of the Academy “this is directed towards our residents; allowing them to earn as they learn while working towards a career in construction”.