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News - 5 February 2013
Eric Pickles MP

Secretary of State backs Brighton's construction jobs initiative

Want to Work in Construction is a groundbreaking new scheme to introduce young people to the construction industry, has received enthusiastic backing from the Secretary of State Eric Pickles.

The initiative is a free, week-long programme of seminars and workshops to be held at the American Express Community Stadium in April aimed at job seekers and students looking for a career in the industry.

The project is a partnership between Albion in the Community, City College, the Hemsley Orrell Partnership (HOP), Centurion Group and the Bouygues Group with support from a number of local construction companies.

The programme will see leading experts from the companies deliver a series of masterclasses on all aspects of construction covering project management of large development projects (including the Amex Stadium), the role of architects and civil engineers and sessions on sustainable design and ecology. The week will also include site visits to some of the key development projects in the city. Attendees who impress employers the most during the week will be offered the employment opportunities which will be in the form of jobs, apprenticeships and work placements.

Eric Pickles has given his blessing to Want to Work in Construction Week saying it is a great way for Brighton & 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. He praised the community spirit and commitment from th local industry.

Sixty places are available for the week-long programme which will run from April 8th to12th. An open day where people can find out more about the programme and register for it is taking place at City College on Tuesday February 12th. A second open day is planned at the Amex Stadium in March.

You can also register online by visiting

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