Brims to invest in local talent

Brims to invest in local talent

Brims Construction has completed a £10m school extension ahead of schedule and is now looking to recruit new apprentices from the school.

Whitburn C of E Academy in South Tyneside has praised the efforts of Brims following the completion of the school’s new sixth form centre.

The £10m development, funded with support from the Education Funding Agency, allows the academy to cater for an additional 280 students, aged between 16 and 18. 

During its time at the school Brims hosted a careers event where five members of staff gave talks to a group of 30 students, focussing on careers in construction.

Brims director, Richard Wood, said: “This was a major construction contract and during our time at the school we were delighted to get involved in helping to support its career’s curriculum.

“We recruited three new apprentices to the business earlier this year. We will be looking to do likewise in 2016 and will be encouraging the youngsters from Whitburn C of E Academy to apply for jobs with the company.

“The sector is showing signs of a return to rapid growth and with many skilled workers looking to retire it is imperative that we secure a pipeline of future staff to support our growth and the dynamic of the sector as well.”

The construction firm continues to go from strength-to-strength in the region having already recruited an additional 25 people this year taking its total workforce to 75.

Wood added: “We believe strongly in training apprentices and recent findings show the construction industry will need lots of skilled staff over the coming years.