The South West’s annual recruitment requirement of 2.6% per year, is the strongest across the UK, with lots of new developments in construction and in the pipeline.

In order to deliver these projects an extra 32,000 new workers (6,400 a year) are needed in the South West between the end of 2020 and 2025 across a range of managerial, professional, technical and skilled trades.

To help the construction sector meet their skilled labour requirements Building Greater Exeter are holding the Construction Job Shop every Wednesday.

Contact can be made through the telephone or by making an appointment for a face to face meeting (see information below)

Job seekers will be able to call Jennie Linzell on 01392 265343, any time between 9.30am-4.00pm to discuss current vacancies, training and work experience opportunities.

We offer 30 minute, face to face meetings, to discuss opportunities in the construction industry and the built environment.

These meetings will be held at:

Exeter Works, Dix’s Field, Exeter, EX1 1GF

between 9.30am-4.00pm
every Wednesday

To book please email:

Alternatively, please contact Jennie Linzell on 01392 265343 for any enquiries.

The Construction Job Shop is intended to promote opportunities across the region and to connect job seekers to vacancies for employment, training or work experience.

Please click the button below to visit the vacancies page for all opportunities.



Do you have Construction vacancies you are looking to fill or work experience/training opportunities to promote?
Please send them through to
Jennie Linzell


to work onsite you will need a
Construction Skills Certification Scheme card.

Useful links:

CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out.

To find out more click below:

CSCS issue a number of cards which reflect the different occupations and qualifications in construction.

To find out more click below:

To apply for a CSCS card you are required to pass the appropriate level of CITB Health, safety and environment (HS&E) test within the last two years.

The test is usually taken as a PC-based touch screen test at one of the many CITB approved test centres located throughout the UK.

To find out more click below:

If you wish to apply for cards, the CITB recommend that you use the online service.

To find out more click below:

Applying for CSCS cards: Common queries answered.

To find out more click below:

The Exeter Testing Centre for the CSCS card is:

Pearson Professional Centres UK Exeter
3rd Floor, Northsuite
Beaufort House
New North Road


To find out how to get a CSCS card and further information about this, here is a YouTube video from the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB).