North East Construction Sector Toolkit

Construction is a key part of the North East economy, a driver of jobs and growth. The quality of our buildings, whether that be schools, offices, hospitals, or housing, has a lasting impact on the wellbeing of businesses and communities across the region. Investment in infrastructure and sustainable housing across the North East is driving growth in the construction sector, creating more and better jobs.

This toolkit aims to support secondary school teachers to link careers in the North East Construction sector to the Maths, English, and Science KS3 and KS4 curriculum. The toolkit focusses on the opportunities created through growth in the construction of infrastructure and sustainable housing, highlighting a range of job roles, skills, and routes into careers.

Gatsby Good Careers Guidance Benchmark links:

BM2: Learning from careers and labour market information 

BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers

Lesson resources


Infrastructure underpins the economy. Transport, digital, energy and utility networks are vital for jobs, businesses, and economic growth. Investment into large infrastructure projects across the North East provides an opportunity to create jobs and grow the economy of our region.

Sustainable housing

The decarbonisation of homes to achieve net zero presents a huge opportunity for construction businesses, creating demand for a new set of skills and services to help make homes and buildings more sustainable.

Additional resources

Access a range of North East specific LMI and careers in the curriculum resources for teachers and students

Latest news

New report shows improving career guidance in schools and colleges leads to better student outcomes

Decarbonising homes set to bring tens of thousands of skilled roles to North East and Yorkshire

Investing in infrastructure key for North East’s economic recovery