Becoming a Construction Ambassador
This is where you will find out all the information about
the Construction Ambassador experience; from the day of training
to going to careers events. We want to help you answer
any of the questions that you may have.
How does the course work?
Each course will depend on how many delegates are attending but
we try and keep to a 0930-1630 timeframe. We have to give you a lot
of information but we aim to make it fun, interactive and as
relaxing as possible.
You have to give two presentations on the day, lasting for two
minutes and then five minutes. We then give you information
on the education system to help you when you attend
Another part of the course will involve an overview of
CITB-ConstructionSkills so that you are able to point people in the
right directions for more advice.
Tea/coffee and usually lunch will be available.
What sort of people do you have on the course?
You need to be eager and enthusiastic to represent your employer
and to promote the industry to young people.
As long as you are keen to act as an industry ambassador then
you will enjoy the course and its principles.
Where will I have to go?
If it is just you wanting to attend, or two or three people from
your company, you will probably be invited to a regional course.
This could be somewhere in the county where you live or work.
We will try and arrange a course for you at your company's
premises if it is possible.
Do I need to bring anything with me?
You might want to bring a laptop and a virus free memory stick
if you have one, but these are not necessary requirements.
It might also help to bring along any pictures or information
about past/present construction projects that you have worked
Will I be able to give feedback on the course and events?
Feedback of any kind is extremely important to us, both during
the course and following events. There will be a feedback form
to fill in immediately following the course for your thoughts and
We will review the course on a six-monthly basis and
will send you a form for you to contribute to this.
What happens after the training day?
Once you become a trained Construction Ambassador you will be
invited to careers events on behalf of CITB-ConstructionSkills and
The Careers Advisor who ran your course will be your most likely
local contact although that will depend on where you want to
operate. They will send you invitations and we ask that you attend
a minimum of one CITB-ConstructionSkills event per
Do you keep my details?
We keep a national database which holds basic information about
you. This helps us to give your company management
information reports about their ambassadors, detailing courses
dates and events attended.
You will receive a form to update your details at the start of
each year to keep the database up-to-date.
How will this course help develop my
You will receive a certificate to show you have completed the
course and any work you do for us can usually be used as part of
Our main objective is to enhance your presentation skills,
particularly to young people in full time education. You will learn
about the full range of technical and professional craft careers so
that you are confident in pointing young people in the right