The Built Environment Sector
The construction sector is very important to the Suffolk economy and comprises a wide range of products, services and technologies. It is a sector which has a wide range of roles and sees entrants at all educational levels. For the local area CITB forecast that the most requested skills over the next five years will be, Electricians and installers, Plumbers and HVAC tradespeople, Painters and Decorators, Logistics, and Bricklayers.
The sector is likely to be driven by large scale projects such as Sizewell C and local development schemes in housing and industrial/commercial sites.
Companies in this sector operating across Suffolk are:
Morgan Sindall, Skanska, Tarmac Lafarge, Kier, Breheny, RICS, COIB, and Barnes Construction to name but a few.
Have a Go's in this sector will include - Carpentry, brickwork, technology, mechanical and electrical activities, plus the chance to operate a 5 tonne excavator.