If you operate in the built environment sector and you’re looking to attract and retain bright young talent, you’ve come to the right place.

PlanBEE, a partnership of architects, builders, engineers, surveyors and project managers, came together to shake up the traditional way young people are recruited and trained in the construction sector.

Led by Ryder Architecture, and founding partners Arup, Brims, Cundall, FaulknerBrowns, Sir Robert McAlpine, Tolent, Xsite and 3E Consulting, the partnership felt that current qualifications and degree courses were no longer fit for purpose.

Choosing to partner with Gateshead College, a new programme was devised that gives new recruits a broader set of skills to ensure greater inter-disciplinary working in the construction industry.

Featuring higher education at the College’s Skills Academy for Construction on Team Valley in Gateshead, the programme also includes salaried work placements, starting at £11,383, with some of the region’s leading businesses and specialist input from companies such as BIM Academy and Bond Dickinson.


Want to know more or join the partnership?

If your business could benefit from a fresh take on recruiting into design, construction or leadership roles with a view of retaining and nurturing new recruits, contact:

Helen Craddock, Communications Leader, Ryder Architecture: hwhitfield@ryderarchitecture.com or telephone 0191 269 5454.

You’ll also find more information in our PlanBEE employer brochure and from our films.