SECTA offers residents training and recruitment into the construction industry.

In Essex 9% of residents have a job in construction, that’s around 80,000 people!  However, an extra 12,000 to 24,000 employees are needed over the next 5 years.  With trade, office-based and professional roles, there is something for everyone!

South Essex Construction Training Academy (SECTA) trains and supports people into jobs in the construction industry.  They have training hubs on live construction sites across south Essex and offer online options.

The FREE training includes health and safety, CSCS cards, basic trade courses and specialist courses such as demolition, asbestos awareness and working from heights.  Support includes CVs, job searching and interview skills workshops, 1:1 mentoring, opportunities to meet employers and access to our jobs Facebook group where new construction jobs are added daily.

Rochford District Council’s Leader, Cllr Simon Wootton said: “This is a great opportunity if you are interested in a career in the construction industry. If you are over 18 years old and not currently working in construction, you are eligible to join SECTA.” 

To register your interest visit or call 01702 212856.