Youngsters urged to begin building a bright future

SKILLS Construction is a good career
SKILLS Construction is a good career

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YOUNG people in Portsmouth are being urged to consider careers in construction.

The call has been made by CITB-ConstructionSkills, the Construction Industry Training Board, ahead of the January 15 deadline for university applications.

Portsmouth has firm links with the organisation, as last March its deputy chairman Judy Lowe spent a day being an apprentice at Hadley Shopfitters in the Hilsea Industrial Estate.

Now, Sara Pearce, sector strategy manager for CITB-ConstructionSkills in London and the south east, said: ‘The construction industry can provide young people with an extremely rewarding and challenging career.

‘As well as traditional trades and careers in areas like architecture and surveying there are lots of other exciting courses in emerging and specialist areas.

‘Construction Management for example, has become increasingly popular foundation degree course in the last few years, as has Sustainable Development.’

Breaking into the industry does not necessarily require a degree.

For further information about careers and how to start, see bconstructive.co.uk.