It is vital for the future of our industry that organisations such as the BMF promotes employment opportunities for youngsters and encourage them to join the industry. At Pinnacle Consulting many of our clients offer some superb trainee or graduate level positions and it is something we actively support.
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Timed to following the release of A-Level and GCSE results, the new Builders Merchants Careers website -www.merchant-recruitment.co.uk - is aimed at school and college leavers, their parents and the school careers advisers and Job Centres who support them as they consider career options.
The website features eight video profiles of young merchant and supplier employees from MKM Building Supplies, Keith Builders Merchants, Gibbs & Dandy, Ridgeons, LBS, Parker Building Supplies, Catnic and Buttle's.
Their new site is designed to offer a route map to help youngsters understand how they can get into the sector. Once they have decided what suits them best.
It is the latest BMF initiative is aimed at making young people more aware of the diversity of roles in the merchanting sector, together with the industry's formal vocational training programmes.
Commenting on the launch, Anne Pavey, senior employer relationship manager, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) said: "Promoting apprenticeships and encouraging young people to explore careers that they may not have thought about is really important.
"The Builders Merchants Careers website provides a mixture of inspiring videos from young people already in the sector, guidance on what path is best for each individual."
BMF MD, John Newcomb added: "We believe this campaign, the biggest initiative of its kind ever undertaken by the BMF, will be the driving force behind attracting more young people into the sector and helping builders merchants and suppliers to continue to invest in the next generation.
"With opportunities across disciplines, from fork lift drivers and customer service to HR and design services, from first job roles all the way to the board room, there really are great opportunities to meet young peoples' aspirations at every level."