Posted: 2018-10-29, in category: Uncategorised
Youngsters in Basildon are being urged to consider a career in construction, with the incentive of annual earnings of up to £50,000. MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock Stephen Metcalfe made the plea earlier this year, as part of his role as ‘apprenticeship ambassador’, during scheduled visits he made for National Apprenticeship Week. At Basildon construction company North London Loft Rooms Ltd, based in Archers Fields, Basildon, he addressed a group of apprentices giving them some good advice. He later stated that he had urged the young people to think seriously about an apprenticeship and a career in construction.
The Federation of Master Builders recently conducted a study which showed that apprentices in carpentry and joinery may eventually earn around £51,000 working in London or £41.000 elsewhere in the UK. Plumbers could potentially earn £62,000 in the capital or £48,000 in other parts of the country. Construction offers not only an excellent wage, but the chance to work in a dynamic industry.
Stephen also visited the Essex Chambers of Commerce and South Essex College, where a breakfast round table meeting was held to discuss apprenticeships. A spokesman for the Essex Chambers of College said: “This breakfast gave local businesses the chance to speak to Stephen direct about apprenticeships and how they were working well, and not so well, for their businesses.”
Mr Metcalfe also visited Thurrock’s Royal Opera House, where he met apprentices studying costume design and carpentry. As you can see apprenticeships are available in a wide range of areas, fulfilling the interests of many young people.
Basildon, as with many parts of Essex, has undergone some exciting development in recent years with construction projects such as Laindon Shopping Centre, Bockingham Green homes and the Craylands regeneration to name a few.