The industry is much more than a builders yard. There is a huge range of possible careers to choose from.
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The Building Materials industry welcomes applicants at any level and can provide you with the training and career path to suit you. From basic skills training through to apprenticeship schemes and on to a Diploma or a degree, you can be sure you’ll find what you’re looking for.
It is a common misconception that working in the industry is labour intensive and dirty, but that is not always the truth! There is a variety of careers to choose from, whether you want to be in Marketing, engineering or IT. The industry needs much more than yard foremen, it needs people with different interests and skills.
Below are some of the possible areas in which you could pursue a career in whilst working within the building materials industry.
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- Builders Merchants sell building and do-it-yourself products to the trade and general public. Products include timber, bricks, decorating materials, plumbing supplies, tools and gardening equipment.
- Suppliers provide and supply high quality products and services to the merchants and distributors. They can otherwise be known as manufacturers. Most items that you buy either online or in a shop will have been made by a manufacturer on a large scale and will involve a production line that will include many different workers.
- The amount of women working within the building materials industry is growing. Within the last two years, the percentage of women employed has risen from 15% to 20%.
- You can easily apply for jobs on this website. Builders merchants and suppliers up and down the UK have been posting their jobs waiting for fresh talent to start careers in their businesses. Apply for a job now.