Construction careers beckon for teenagers

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Young people in Sheffield are being urged to sign up for a construction apprenticeship.

The Construction Industry Training Board placed 623 apprentices with employers in the Yorkshire and Humber in 2012 and is on track to place more in 2013.

Apprenticeship Officer, Tracy Bodle said: “Construction offers so many different career opportunities for young people, whether that be craft-based or technical, with many pathways offering opportunities to eventually become supervisors or managers.

“An apprenticeship is an excellent route to developing life-long skills, and gives the opportunity to earn money while you’re training.

“This is why CITB is urging more youngsters in Sheffield to enrol with them and potentially undertake one of our successful training programmes.”

Sheffield City College works with CITB to deliver apprenticeships.

Aaron Ellis-Wiljon, a CITB apprentice currently studying at Sheffield City College said: “The Level 2 apprenticeship programme has given me lots of skills which I hope to take forward into my future career.”