The Construction Industry Training Board Northern Ireland (CITB NI) student bursary award is now open for applications for first-year students currently studying a full-time Built Environment related qualification at Level 4 or above with a Northern Ireland training provider.

This prestigious award, aimed at inspiring school leavers to embark on a fulfilling career in construction by pursuing a third-level Built Environment qualification, will provide vital financial support to 12 first-year full-time students from across Northern Ireland, offering them an incredible opportunity to receive £1000 towards the cost of their training.

To be eligible for this exceptional opportunity, applicants must have applied to study a third level Built Environment-related qualification at Level 4 or above with a NI training provider. Following the completion of an application form, applicants will be entered into a random computer draw for one of the 12 coveted bursary awards.

A career in construction presents a world of diverse and rewarding possibilities. From the inception, construction, and maintenance of iconic buildings to the development of critical infrastructure projects such as bridges, roads, tunnels, and waterways, the construction sector offers an array of exciting career paths. Whether you aspire to pursue skilled trades, delve into IT, explore marketing, or lead as a project manager or designer, the construction industry has a place for you.

Furthermore, the industry is constantly evolving with the integration of new digital technologies, including Building Information Modelling, drone usage, Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and even nanotechnology. Companies are actively seeking individuals with expertise in these fields to drive innovation and excellence in the Built Environment.

Applications for the CITB NI Built Environment Bursary are now open and will be accepted until 16th October 2023 at 4 pm.

For more information and to submit your application, please visit CITB - Bursaries & Awards (

CITB NI Bursary