The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) 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 policy research with members who told the BMF they wanted the Federation to help promote the widest possible 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.
As part of the BMF’s strategy, unveiled at its annual Members’ Day Conference in September, attracting and developing talented people in to the industry will continue to be a main strategic goal.
The website – www.buildingmaterialscareers.com – promotes apprenticeships, life-long learning and also 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.
In addition, the site showcases 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 with the intention being to inspire job seekers by the range of career opportunities available to them in the building materials industry, no matter what educational qualifications they achieved at school or university.
Furthermore, the new website highlights the BMF’s Ambassador programme, and explains that schools and colleges can invite someone working in the industry to share their experience at careers events.
John Newcomb, BMF CEO 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.”