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Construction Operatives Training Opportunity with SERC & CITB

SERC is delivering a 6-week pre-employment General Construction Operative (GCO) programme funded by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) to help meet demand for skills in the industry.  

Emma Tate, Business Development Manager at SERC said, “This is a really exciting opportunity for up to 15 people interested in getting a step into the construction industry or wanting to fine tune their skills but ultimately seeking potential employment as a Construction Operative.  

She added, “No experience or qualifications are required. The programme is free to those selected to participate, including those currently unemployed. The programme will commence on Monday 20 May 2019 and will run for 6 weeks over a 4-month period at CITB in Dundrod. Lunch will be provided each day, and there will be free transport to and from the venue from Belfast City Centre via Lisburn for pick-up and set-down.

“The programme incorporates training include, health and safety, construction plant training, basic work platforms and ground works.  

Finally, she said, “The role of Construction Operative is one of the best jobs for those starting a career in construction.  Operatives are involved in a range of practical tasks and it’s a great way to learn about the construction process. Once fully skilled and trained, operatives can progress further in the industry.”  

For further information contact, by Friday 10 May, Emma Tate at SERC on 028 4461 5815 extension 1820 or email or Gillian Watt at CITB on 028 9082 4205 or email

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