Careers in Construction for Liverpool school leavers

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) is urging school leavers in the Liverpool area to apply for construction apprenticeships for a rewarding career in the industry.

Careers in construction for Liverpool school leaversCITB manage the recruitment and delivery of apprenticeships with employers, and coordinate learning both on site and in college.

Hugh Baird College is one of more than 200 across the country which is contracted with CITB to work in partnership to deliver its ‘gold standard’ apprenticeships.

The timings for the request could not have come at a better time in Liverpool. Construction and building plans are moving ahead and leaving austerity measures well behind.

Construction plans in Liverpool push careers in construction

City leaders predicted £1.5bn worth of regeneration proposals with a range of schemes across the City with an estimated creation of 12,000 construction jobs.

As well as an Olympic-standard ice rink on Kings Dock, the proposals also include ambitious plans for Lime Street and Mount Pleasant. At Kings Dock the council is planning the new ice rink alongside an extreme sports complex, quality restaurants and family homes.

Liverpool Football Club has now been given the go ahead for the Anfield stadium expansion.  The five-time European champions’ £100m project can go ahead after they completed the purchase of the final house which will need to be cleared in order to make way for the expansion. The work is expected to be completed in time for the 2016-17 season, which will significantly enhance the club’s revenues.

Development plans for the ABC Cinema in Lime Street given the go aheadThe old ABC cinema in Lime Street has been empty for a number of years and there are plans to have it transformed under the plans. These plans include TV studios and a music venue. In the same location the former Futurist cinema has plans passed that will convert the old cinema into a hotel. In addition further bolt on development includes accommodation for mature students, a cinema and restaurants.

Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Anderson said he was hopeful a campaign to bring the HS2 high-speed railway line to Liverpool would be successful and that facilities for the rail link would be included in the redevelopment.

CSCS Green Card – Changes to the Green Card from 1st July 2014

The first step for anyone considering a career in the construction sector is to apply for their green card. If you work in a labouring occupation you can take the Site Safety Plus route when applying for the new Green Labourer Card. You will need to provide evidence that you have achieved Level 1 Award Site Safety Plus Heath and Safety Awareness Course.

You must also pass the CITB operatives Health, Safety and Environment test within two years prior of applying for a new card. More information on the CSCS Green Card.

Careers in Construction – the options

First entry level into the Construction sector for a graduate has many options and can include:

  • Bricklaying
  • Carpentry and Joinery
  • Painting and Decorating
  • Wall and Floor Tiling
  • Plumbing
  • Electrician


A career in construction means joining a team of specialist people who are working together to build a strong long-lasting future. The wide variety of skills required by the industry means there is an interesting range of career opportunities available.

See our CITB open courses available in Liverpool

Further information and Guidance:

Hugh Baird College
Balliol Road
Liverpool L20 7EW

Telephone: 0151 353 4444

Careers advice from Hugh Baird College: advice in careers in construction from Hugh Baird College

CITB (Construction Industry Training Board)

The Construction Industry Training Board are a partner in the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry in England, Scotland and Wales. It’s their job to work with industry to encourage training, which helps build a safe, professional and fully qualified workforce. CITB (Construction Industry Training Board)

Please visit our page for full details on our CITB CSCS Health and Safety Training courses.