Schools Partnership Programme

Working in Partnership with a School

Promoting future careers

In partnering with a school and working with them to promote an interest in a career in construction, you will need to know where to start.

A few starting points include

  • Engage with the Careers Guidance / TY Co -Ordinator / Construction Studies teacher
  • Careers talks on the industry and various type of roles in a construction project
  • Visit the school with periodic updates on what’s happening on the project
  • Consider using technology to help your audience connect with your business & projects
  • Offer transition year work experience on your project
  • Site Visits to your project
  • Check with schools re insurance details for students


  • The exact terms differ depending on the management body and insurance details of school but generally students remain under school insurance while on work-experience.
  • Schools usually communicate the insurance details with work experience host-employers on a local basis.
  • Potential host employers should request this information from the school the student is coming from.

CIF can support such initiatives with social media promotion and local media


The resources include work experience manuals for businesses and students and a PowerPoint template for presentations

CIF Work Experience Student Workbook

CIF Work Experience Company Manual

Customisable PowerPoint Template for Schools Presentations

Deciding on a Career in Construction

Watch young construction workers discuss why they chose construction as their ideal career path

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Register your interest

We’d love to hear from you. You can register your interest below. General queries can be directed to Trish Flanagan by email [email protected].

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