Building real Futures

Major Awards

Building Futures is an award winning employability programme developed by Wates. It is designed to create opportunities for adults not in employment, education or training to join the construction sector. The unique two week Qualifications and Credt Framework accredited vocational training programme provides basic construction training underpinned with return to work or training skills.

The programme is delivered by Wates in a national partnership with Ixion Holdings. Building Futures has been running for 10 years now and during that time over 1000 delegates have received accredited training and introduction to work.

Through Wates Giving we have been proud to fund this innovative and life changing scheme since 2008. In 2016 we carried out a study to measure the impact of the programme through a social return on investment analysis by the New Economics Foundation. The results concluded that Building Futures generates £1.83 of social value for every £1 invested.