Ambassador Darren House careers advice
Building Materials Careers Ambassador Darren House, gives his career advice.
Darren House, Director of Trading Depot, has been appointed a Building Materials Careers Ambassador by national trade body, the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF). Under the initiative Darren will help raise awareness of career opportunities in the building materials sector.
Representing a significant part of the national economy, the BMF has 684 merchant and supplier companies in its membership, who have combined sales of £31.4 billion and employ more than 128,000 people. Yet despite its scope and scale, the industry is often under the radar when considering career options.
Darren will play a role in helping to address that, by getting over the message that the unique environment in the building materials industry – in both builders’ merchants and materials suppliers – leads to the creation of rewarding employment opportunities and career pathways.
As part of the initiative, Darren appears on the new Building Materials Careers’ website, developed to showcase the professional and trade-based opportunities at http://www.buildingmaterialscareers.com/
The website includes information on the qualifications and career routes available to new recruits, including apprenticeships, diplomas and foundation degrees, in a diverse range of roles including HR, finance, driving, engineering, design, warehouse and storage, as well as sales and marketing.
Darren said: “I am really proud to become an ambassador for the BMF. I have many years of experience in the industry and this role means I can guide and encourage the next generation, share my knowledge and showcase the opportunities the industry has to offer.
“I am looking forward to helping people to get on the right track and see that no matter what qualifications you have this industry has a perfect role to match their passion.”
John Newcomb, CEO of the BMF said: “The ambassador programme sees people from the ranks of the Federation’s membership help to promote the opportunities offered by the industry to students and job-seekers.
“It’s a hugely important role and we are delighted to have Darren on board to support the initiative.
“Many people don’t associate the building materials industry with a clear and exciting career path, but there’s a wealth of opportunities available and people with determination and ambition will find that their efforts are well-rewarded.”