The Builders Merchants Federation has launched Building Materials Careers, a new, improved website to encourage more people to join the building materials sector by highlighting the wide range of careers available both in merchant and supplier businesses.
The relaunch follows research with members, which revealed that the industry wants to promote the wide range of job opportunities in the industry, fostering diversity and inclusion, helping members to recruit a workforce from a wide range of backgrounds and experience.
The website – www.buildingmaterialscareers.com – promotes apprenticeships, life-long learning and gives members the opportunity to manage their job advertisements free of charge using the ‘Advertise A Job’ facility. Potential apprentices and employees will then be able to easily locate these roles, using the region, sector and location search filters.
The website features merchant and supplier employees’ video profiles. Each profile explains how they came to work in the materials supply industry and what they like about their specific job.
The site also highlights the BMF’s Ambassador programme.
BMF CEO, John Newcomb, said: “We are delighted to launch our new Building Materials Careers website to help the industry attract and develop new people. This is a fantastic opportunity for BMF members to get involved, by not only promoting their job vacancies, but by also becoming industry Ambassadors to spread the word about the great careers available in building materials.”