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Morris Property builds interest in construction careers

The contractor is supporting a UK-wide campaign to encourage careers in construction

Posted by Julian Owen | December 08, 2017 | People, policy, politics, money

Contractor Morris Property recently hosted a site visit at its student accommodation development in Shrewsbury, in a bid to inspire more people to work in the construction sector.

Representatives from the Jobcentre Plus (JCP), together with Trevor Oakley of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), saw work in progress at The Tannery on St Austin’s Street. They were invited by the company as it showed its support for the Build Your Future CITB and JCP campaign, raising awareness of careers in construction. 

Steve Bowen, Assistant Construction Manager, said: “The campaign is a great way to help Jobcentre Plus staff and their clients seeking work to understand how rewarding the industry can be. Construction offers a range of jobs and opportunities to develop skills and progress careers. 

The Tannery development will see 40 to 50 people employed at its height, delivering high quality student accommodation for students at University Centre Shrewsbury.” 

CITB Adviser for the Marches, Trevor Oakley, said: “It’s great to see Morris Property supporting the Build Your Future campaign. Their student accommodation development is a fine example of how construction can benefit young people and the community. 

With figures showing an increase in older construction workers retiring, it is important for the industry to have young people to replace them. There’s a lot of work in the pipeline, so now is a good time for young people to consider a construction career; there’s a huge range of roles - not just working on site - that people can do.” 

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