Up to 20 new jobs are up for grabs in the Brighton and Hove’s construction sector. The new positions are to be offered to job seekers and students who attend and make a favourable impression on during a free week-long programme of workshops and master classes at the American Express Community Stadium.
The Want to Work in Construction initiative partnership has been created as a joint venture between Albion in the Community, City College Brighton and Hove and various construction companies with an interest in the Brighton and Hove area.
Job seekers are invited to participate in over 20 different sessions covering the different aspects of construction including: architecture and design, civil and structural engineering as well as sustainability and ecology.
Director of Hemsley Orrell Partnership in Hove, John Orrell, one of the founding partners of the initiative said: “This is a truly unique programme bringing together a wealth of experts from all areas of the construction sector to give young people the opportunity to get work in the industry. By the end of the week those that have attended will have gained a real insight into working in construction and many of them will go on to get jobs.”
Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles said: “The Want to Work in Construction Week is a great way for Brighton and Hove's 16-24 year olds to get the sort of job advice, work experience or apprenticeship opportunities that could help kick start a career or inspire a budding entrepreneur to success.”