Employment and Training Opportunities available


Between 140 and 160 people are expected to be required during the construction of phase one, with employment and training opportunities continuing throughout the whole Exemplar phase and beyond. We are committed to ensuring a minimum of 20% of these jobs are occupied by local people.

Trades on site


Bricklayers build and repair walls, chimney stacks, tunnel linings and decorative stonework like archways. Find out more


Carpenters and joiners make and install the wooden fixtures and fittings found in household and commercial construction projects. These include floorboards, kitchen and bathroom units, window frames and doors, roof trusses and wall partitions. Find out more


As a qualified electrician, you would fit, test and repair the electrical circuits and wiring found in homes and businesses. Your work might range from fitting a bathroom shower in a customer’s home to laying cabling in a new office development. Find out more

Painter & Decorator

If you become a painter / decorator you will work on all kinds of jobs, ranging from re-decorating houses to applying heavy-duty finishes to huge structures. Find out more


As a plasterer, you would mix and apply different kinds of plaster to internal walls and ceilings so that they are ready for decorating. You could also cover outside walls with coatings, such as sand and cement, pebble-dash and stone-effect materials. Find out more


On all jobs, you would use hand and power tools, which could include welding equipment. As an experienced plumber you might specialise in sheet metal, work on industrial, commercial or historical buildings. Find out more


Work experience opportunities of up to 2 weeks

Experience ‘site life’ from a hands-on perspective. Fully supervised and shadowing build managers for 25 – 30hrs per week. Individuals will not require a CSCS card – this is an unpaid position.


Work placements opportunities of up to 6 months

For people undertaking qualifications and looking to gain on-site experience. Individuals must have relevant qualifications in their chosen trade and be able to work un-supervised. Individuals will require a CSCS card – this is a paid position.


Work taster sessions

To enable individuals to find out more about the role of each trade on-site through demonstrations, questions and answers with sub-contractors before considering applying for work experience opportunities or making decisions about their education/qualifications.