Encouraging the next generation into construction

At Seamans Building, we believe construction is the most rewarding and exciting industry there is – especially for young people.

That’s why we work closely with local organisations to promote the industry to young people, and to make the career easier for them to access.

As part of this, Seamans has recently donated two tonnes of flint to West Suffolk College.

We have also joined the icanbea… online tool, a scheme aimed at supporting 12–25-year-olds in Suffolk and Norfolk into work and training.

Here, Ben Whatling at Seamans, takes a look at how the firm is encouraging more young people into the sector.

Learning new skills

We have a number continued to support a number of apprentices of all ages at Seamans Building, and every one of them learns new skills on the job every day.

Our projects often combine contemporary building techniques with heritage skills and craftmanship – so there’s always something new to learn.

We have a wealth of experience and know-how at Seamans, and we are always thrilled whenever we get the chance to pass that knowledge on.

In fact, our 18-year-old apprentice Louis Hart just received runner up in the Apprentice of the Year category at the SJCC Awards.

“I have really enjoyed my time at Seamans so far and am really excited about my future,” he said.

“It is such a rewarding and challenging career – I would advise any young people considering construction to give it a go.”

Louis is a shining example of the incredible wealth of talent we have in Suffolk, and the importance of supporting young people keen to get into the industry.

Access to learning

Giving young people the opportunity to learn construction skills is vital for the future of the construction sector.

That’s why Seamans has recently donated flint, as well as 20 bags of premixed lime mortar, to West Suffolk College (WSC), to give them the materials they need to learn the trade.

Rebecca Mann, Head of Construction and The Built Environment, Strategic Growth and Partnerships, Apprenticeships at West Suffolk College, said: “WSC are very proud to work with Seamans, helping to educate and train existing and new members of the company’s workforce.

“Seamans are a loyal and dedicated business who have supported our programmes of study and apprenticeship training schemes for many years.

“Having companies who are willing to share their ideas, resources and networks is integral and help to forge successful relationships between local business and the local community.

“Together, alongside many other business’ we are helping to shape the future workforce in Construction and Building services.

“A big thank you to Seamans for their kind donation of materials which will help students to practice their skills in our workshops”

A rewarding career

To help more young people enter the construction sector, Seamans has just joined the icanbea… online tool, a platform that helps employers make themselves visible to new young talent approaching the job market.

Are you interested in a career in construction? Are you looking for a new challenge?

If you feel you have the necessary skills to join our exciting team, then please let us know about you.

To view our latest vacancies please follow our page on icanbea…

You can also download and complete our Application for Employment Form via our careers page.