The marketplace that connects people to opportunities across the UK Built Environment


Connecting people to opportunities in the world of work


Connecting people to industry knowledge and support


Connecting people to information and learning opportunities

Building People, in association with University College of Estate Management (UCEM), is supported by

What is Building People?

A technology platform that brings together supply and demand across the Built Environment (architecture, engineering and construction)

Improving diversity and inclusion


Driving a supply of competent workers


Maximising and evidencing social value

Building People has a simple plan: Create one place where the many disparate skills and employment initiatives across the Built Environment are brought together. Drive traffic to what already exists. Add value. Connect people to jobs, mentors, learning and to work opportunities via existing providers. No duplication nor reinvention. Measure and report on the social value these activities generate. Join the dots.

We are developing a technology platform to enable an ecosystem of employment and skills providers (supply) to more efficiently and effectively connect people to relevant industry learning, mentoring and work opportunities (demand).

Who is Building People?

A social enterprise collaborating with all across the Built Environment
Three Founding Partners:
  • Chartered Surveyors Training Trust
  • The Chartered Surveyors’ Company
  • University College of Estate Management

Creating and enabling a network of people and providers


Partnering with those with shared values and ambitions


Connecting employers to potential workers

Core Team


With twenty years’ experience in industry, Rebecca brings expertise in maximising the social impact of construction projects through enabling collaboration between multiple stakeholders and individuals from diverse and disadvantaged local communities, with a particular focus on employment and skills. Rebecca is passionate about creating a diverse and inclusive industry and ‘joining the dots’ to add value. She is a co-founder of Be Onsite and BuildForce, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has an MSc in Urban Regeneration.


Ashley has held senior roles as Director of Global Learning Services for Microsoft, CEO of InfoBasis Ld – a global talent management software company – and now as Principal of the leading provider of supported online education for the built environment, University College of Estate Management. Ashley is firmly committed to furthering the widening participation agenda within the built environment. This commitment underpinned the decision for UCEM to acquire Building People and support the platform, both financially and strategically.

Are you Building People?


Jobs, work experience, apprenticeships, internships…


Training, information, knowledge and learning…


Mentoring, funding, advice and guidance…

Phase One

Phase One of Building People is the search portal, designed to be a simple aggregation of providers and activity in one place, signposting individuals to organisations and initiatives that can help access work, learning and support opportunities. Join in by adding organisations and initiatives via a simple and very quick form.

Phase Two

Phase Two is where Building People gets really exciting. Our pilot commenced in April 2019 and is a partnership with the Chartered Surveyors Training Trust (CSTT). Together we are building the first iteration of the Building People platform, connecting CSTT candidates to work experience and to resources in surveying. Do you offer opportunities in surveying and would you like to get involved with our pilot? Contact us to learn more.

Phase Three

Phase Three sees us building on the development of the Building People/CSTT platform as we expand to include other audiences, trades and professions, regions and activities. We will be making some noise with a high-profile event later in 2019, demonstrating what we have achieved and evidencing how a joined-up and truly collaborative approach can enable more people to access opportunities across the Built Environment.

Building People: One single place that brings together opportunities for work, learning and support across the Built Environment. A platform, an ecosystem, a movement.

Contact us to find out more. We'd love to hear from you.