About Building Futures Norwich

Norwich City Council and the Homes and Community Agency (HCA, the national housing and regeneration body) have entered into a long-term formal partnership. The Norwich and HCA Strategic Partnership’s vision and overarching objective is to “deliver and strengthen sustainable communities through innovative approaches to joint working”.

This is an innovative scheme providing a range of job opportunities for the unemployed and for those who have just left training and live in the Norwich area. In addition to employment, the scheme also allows for some formally recognised on-the-job training to be given with the aim of providing sustainable employment for the future.

Any construction company working in the Norwich area with an employment vacancy can make use of the scheme. All contractors working on the City Council/HCA Partnership’s housebuilding programme are contractually obliged to use “Building Norwich Futures” to ensure that that 10% of their workforce are new labour market entrants.

The scheme provides a “One Stop Recruitment and Training Shop” to employers making recruitment easy providing:

•   Work ready candidates
•   Ability to source potential local candidates quickly
•   Wide range of locally available training
•   Low recruitment costs

Why use us?

Building Futures in Norwich offers a “one stop recruitment and training shop” to employers and potential employees providing a fully comprehensive service for information, advice and guidance; recruitment and training.  We are able to source local, work ready candidates for a wide range of construction based job roles and arrange relevant training through the Construction Forum linked to the individual job roles. There are no costs for using this recruitment service; this is a cost free service aimed at making employers’ lives easy!

Construction Training Specialists Ltd (CTS)

Construction Training Specialists are an independent training company who offer the full range of construction training including apprenticeships, evening classes, Level 2 and 3 Diplomas, training via OSAT, qualifications from entry level to management level 7.