Early Careers Fair promotes opportunities in construction and manufacturing

Plymouth’s leading construction and manufacturing businesses will take part in a huge joint apprenticeship and graduate recruitment drive.


Building Plymouth and the Plymouth Manufacturers’ Group (PMG) have joined forces once again to organise an inspiring showcase event on Saturday 9 July 2022, 10am-2pm at Plymouth Argyle Home Park.

Aimed at engaging young people, their parents and family, higher education leavers, as well as adults who are considering a career change, the Fair will promote the breadth of careers and the exciting new entrant opportunities available in and around Plymouth for 2022 and 2023 starts.


Recruiting employers including Princess Yachts, HellermannTyton, Kawasaki, Plessey, Babcock, Plymouth Community Homes, Kier Construction, Lorne Stewart and Vistry Partnerships will be out in force to promote their opportunities across trade, technical and professional career pathways. Local training providers exhibiting include City College Plymouth, Greenlight Safety and Training, and The Focus Training Group. In addition, Plymouth Argyle’s Players’ Lounge will be turned into a Careers Café for the event, where visitors will be able to talk with Skills Launchpad Plymouth’s Youth Hub team and Careers Advisors to consider their next steps, with an option to sip a Barista style drink in the same area frequently used by Plymouth Argyle players!

Emma Hewitt, Skills Lead at Plymouth City Council said: “It is brilliant to once again bring together our construction, built environment, manufacturing and engineering employers to showcase the fantastic opportunities available for launching early careers. With Plymouth facing its biggest capital build programme in 25 years, we have massive skills gaps and skills shortages to tackle in the construction industry so it is encouraging to see so many apprenticeships at all levels under recruitment, along with a growing number of graduate-level vacancies. Our Fair will be the perfect place to get inspired through meeting local employers, to find out more about apprentice and graduate-level opportunities and ultimately improve your chances of securing an early career opportunity – do not miss it!”