Onsite Construction Academy

Lay The Foundations For Your Career

The Onsite Construction Academy is a three-year training, work experience and employment scheme funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and delivered by Cardiff Council’s Into Work Advice Service.

If you are looking to expand your skillset and gain qualifications to work on construction sites, we can offer you guidance and training. We offer quality onsite training and work experience with a wide range of contractors to give you the skills you need to progress your career.

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We work with the following groups:

The Onsite Construction Academy welcomes jobseekers, career changers and those returning to the industry. Our free construction training course includes:

  • Re-employment skills
  • Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) certificates across a range of disciplines
  • Health and Safety in a Construction Environment Level 1, and
  • Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card qualification

After training, we connect jobseekers with employers to offer employment and apprenticeship opportunities across southeast Wales.

We support further education students to gain practical work experience to compliment construction diploma learning.

We work with colleges in southeast Wales to arrange onsite experience placements for students as well as employment opportunities for those completing their studies.

We take referrals from a wide range of organisations across southeast Wales including:

  • Local Authorities
  • Government Employment Organisations
  • Employability Support Projects
  • Housing Associations
  • Further Education Colleges

We work closely with these organisations throughout the learner’s journey to share progress and discuss issues, ensuring the best possible outcome for all learners.

We work closely with prime contractors and recruitment agencies across southeast Wales to provide learners with onsite experience and employment opportunities to meet sector demands.

Employers play an active role in certifying learners as site and employment ready, ensuring they are qualified to begin their careers in construction.

If you are an employer, you could offer an opportunity to someone to pursue their career in construction.


To qualify for our support you must be:

  • Unemployed, or
  • Changing from a career in another sector, or a
  • Construction Diploma student
  • Over 16 years of age (no upper age limit)
  • Living in the following local authorities:

– Blaenau Gwent
– Bridgend
– Caerphilly
– Cardiff
– Merthyr
– Monmouth
– Neath Port Talbot
– Newport
– Rhondda Cynon Taf
– Torfaen
– Vale of Glamorgan

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If you are interested in gaining new on-site experience and developing your skills, please get in touch:

Onsite Construction Academy


07929 732730

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