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Build A Career Without Limits

Just leaving college? Not sure what you want to do? May be you are considering a switch in roles or are thinking of working in a different sector? Then look no further!

Whether you’re keen to jump straight in or earn while you learn through an apprenticeship, the construction industry and especially the builders’ merchants sector, offers a range of opportunities for you to learn, build experience and strengthen your skill set. It is a well paid sector and the skills you’ll pick up along the way are great for your career progression and CV!

Watch our video to learn more about how you can benefit from working with a stockist or supplier of building materials.

Being an apprentice in the building materials industry

Thinking of joining our sector? Check out the video interview with Hannah Taylor, an Apprentice who joined our industry as an Marketing Assistant for leading industry body the Builders Merchant Federation (BMF). Find out how she’s settled in and why she is enjoying the role.

Why Construction Matters

Careers in merchanting: Lawsons

Striving to demonstrate a genuine career path in merchanting, Lawsons explains its approach towards recruiting, retaining, and developing its people. Founded in 1921, Lawsons is the largest family-owned independent timber, fencing and builders’ merchant in London and the South East. The firm’s Chairman, Simon Lawson, is himself a case study of how capable professionals can find success and fulfilment in merchanting. Watch the video to learn more.

Building a lifelong career

With political and economic uncertainty dominating the headlines, young people are increasingly seeking out careers where they can make a real difference, with work that is fulfilling, enjoyable and rewarding. The builders’ merchant industry is one that many young people are unlikely to consider, either because it’s a sector of the construction industry that they’ve never heard of, or because they mistakenly believe it only offers physical careers working on construction sites. Naylor Industries, a manufacturer of pipes and concrete products, explains how the building materials sector can offer young people a lifelong, worthwhile and enjoyable career.


The history & role of City Livery Companies

Past Masters Stephen Turner and Ken Pepperrell explain the history of Livery Companies, the thinking behind the Pan Livery movement, and key objectives of the Worshipful Company of Builders’ Merchants.

Becoming a Liveryman or Freeman

Our Master Pippa Latham and members explain the route to becoming a Liveryman or Freeman of WCoBM and what it means to be involved.

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