Jewson supports young people at The Skills Show

Published:  17 November, 2015

Builders’ merchant, Jewson, will be offering guidance and career advice at The Skills Show (19-21 November), the UK’s skills and careers event.

The annual event gives 75,000 young people the chance to talk to different organisations and prospective employers from a range of industries.

The Skills Show also plays host to the national finals of the WorldSkills UK Skills Competition, a contest where young people can demonstrate their talents across a range of sectors.

Jewson is a lead competition supplier for a number of these competitions, including the Landscaping and Carpentry categories, and will be providing a range of materials to support the competitors’ various projects.

Visitors will also be invited to hear Deirdre Stewart, HR director at Saint-Gobain Building Distribution, the parent company of Jewson, offer her thoughts on how you can have a long-term, varied and flexible career in the construction industry.

Mr Stewart said: “The Skills Show is a key event for our industry as it builds awareness of the construction sector as an interesting and varied career option.

“At a time when skills are in such short supply for the built environment, it's important that the industry demonstrates the great opportunities available to young people."

Sign Up

For the Builders' Merchants News enewsletter.

In the spotlight


Builders Merchants Vacancies – UK Wide

At Arco, we are an industry specific recruitment consultancy, providing sales and managerial staff Nationwide to Merchants, Distributors and Manufacturers of Building Materials within the Construction Sales Sector. Priding ourselves on our unparalleled customer service and hard work, we offer a fresh, innovative and personal approach to recruitment specifically designed to meet our clients’ needs and candidates’ skills.

Guest Blog by Simon Damp

Is DIY a lost art?

As time goes by, the art of do-it-yourself when it comes to activities around the home and garden is fast becoming more and more of a lost art.