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Northamptonshire construction companies pledge to develop closer links with Schools and Colleges.

Posted: 10/07/15 by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership

Northamptonshire construction companies pledge to develop closer links with Schools and Colleges Northamptonshire has one of the fastest growing UK populations and needs to build 37,000 new houses by 2021. For the county’s young people, this means there has never been a better time to train for a career in construction locally.

Yesterday evening, a dedicated Careers in Construction evening was held at Moulton College. Co-hosted by NEP and Moulton College, in conjunction with CITB and the county’s construction employers, the event gave Northamptonshire’s young people fresh insight into the many great career, training and apprenticeship opportunities that are available right on their doorstep in the construction sector. Students were also given the opportunity to ‘have a go’ at key trades in workshops managed by course leaders from Moulton College.

Careers in Construction was backed by industry representatives working in a variety of roles at Lagan Homes, Galliford Try, David Wilson Homes, ITS Interiors, Persimmon Homes, Jeakins Weir, Redrow Homes and Watson & Cox Homes, all pledging their support for NEP’s drive to encourage employers to open their doors to schools, establish closer links with schools and colleges and take on apprentices and graduate trainees.

James Banaszak, Contracts Manager at Jeakins Weir said, “Moulton College provided me with the progression routes I needed to pursue a career within the construction industry, from Further Education through to my BSc in Construction. We at Jeakins Weir are committed to developing young people by informing them of the breadth of roles within the industry and the different opportunities available through various routes and qualifications.”

Visit www.moulton.ac.uk for construction course details and contact NEP’s Kerry Senatore on Kerry.senatore@northamptonshireep.co.uk to support NEP’s work connecting industry and schools in Northamptonshire.

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