Daniel Zeichner MP joined students from Cambridge Regional College, and even tried his hand operating a digger, this coming Saturday for ‘Construction Careers Day’.
The College joined forces with leading employers, including Flannery Plant Hire, Mick George, A-Plant, Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sindall, Barhale and Lynch Plant Hire, to host a Construction Careers Day to bring prospective apprentices and employers together. The hands-on event takes place at the College and job-hunters will be able to have a go at operating a digger, try their hand in a simulator and talk to employers about apprenticeship opportunities on offer – and even find their perfect apprenticeship on the day.
The region’s £1.5 billion A14 upgrade programme, along with major construction growth, has created a need for more workers in the industry, particularly in plant operations. Cambridge Regional College is working with these large employers to help fill the skills gap and support the growth in the region’s economy.
Daniel Zeichner MP, Labour’s Shadow Transport Minister, said: “With the A14 upgrade now progressing, we know that hundreds of jobs will be created. Central to the project will be schemes encouraging local young people to enter the construction industry. Whether it’s the opportunity to have a go on plant equipment or meeting leading local employers about apprenticeships, it’s great to see Cambridge Regional College host such an important event”.