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Construction Job Shop will help meet demand for skilled workers in Exeter

Published: 11 February 2020

Construction Job Shop Construction Job Shop will help meet demand for skilled workers in Exeter

A new Construction Job Shop is being launched to promote opportunities across the region and connect jobseekers to vacancies for employment or work experience.

Exeter is one of the best performing construction areas in the UK, with lots of new developments, including new housing projects, in the pipeline.

In order to deliver these projects an extra 27,200 new workers are needed in the South West by 2023 across a range of managerial, professional, technical and skilled trades.

To help developers meet their skilled labour requirements Building Greater Exeter is hosting the Construction Job Shop on Wednesday, 4 March, at the Civic Centre in Paris Street. Jobseekers will be able to drop in any time between 9.30am-12noon.

After this date the Construction Job Shop will take place at the same time every Wednesday at the Civic Centre.

Cllr Bob Foale, Exeter City Council’s Lead Councillor for City Planning and Development, welcomed the new initiative.

He said: “What better way to address the construction skills shortage than by setting up a Construction Job Shop to connect job seekers to vacancies locally - I’m delighted Exeter City Council can help facilitate it by utilising the Civic Centre, in the heart of the city centre.”

Matthew Cousins, Commercial Director at APEX Scaffolding and Chair of Building Greater Exeter, said “Building Greater Exeter was set up to support the local construction sector and one of our goals is to assist employers by facilitating recruitment to existing vacancies with the Construction Job Shop doing just that.”

Any employers who have live vacancies for jobs in construction and the built environment in Exeter, East Devon or Teignbridge, and want to promote them at the job shop, should send details to

Anyone currently looking for employment can drop in to discuss current vacancies and opportunities.

For more information on Building Greater Exeter visit the Building Greater Exeter.

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