If every UK construction
company committed to 2%
technical and professional
internships, over 6000
placements could be created.
THE PLEDGE. Securing future talent in Construction

The Pledge


Welcome to The Pledge, an industry-led initiative, supported by Building that is committed to safeguarding the future talent and skills of the UK construction industry.

Did you know that because of the economic downturn as many as 40,000 university leavers will fail to find a job within six months of graduating? For the construction sector, that’s the equivalent of an entire generation of missed talent. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

Research suggests that the provision of 6,000 internships in technical and professional roles per annum in the construction industry would help to protect UK talent and break the skills shortage cycle.

The Pledge is looking to unite the UK construction industry in a common commitment to provide these opportunities, be it through graduate recruitment, internships, placements or apprenticeships, whether you have a programme in place or not.
For your company, this means the very best in UK talent and positive publicity, and for the individuals you support it means a step in the right direction. Whether your company is new to the concept but keen to take people on, or if you already have a programme in place, The Pledge is relevant for you. We want to celebrate the commitment companies like yours are making to the future of construction, with the rest of the industry.

Together, we can make it happen.

For further information:
John Rowan and Partners, Craven House
40 Uxbridge Road, Ealing, London W5 2BS
E contact@thepledge.org.uk
T +44 (0) 20 8567 6995