A Downham firm is helping construction students to lay firm foundations for their future careers.
SCL Interiors is working with the College of West Anglia to provide job opportunities for students.
The company, which is based on the Trafalgar Industrial Estate, was founded nearly 40 years ago and provides a range of services including suspended ceilings, fire control, internal partitioning and wall linings.
As the business expanded, it approached the college to see if it could help construction students.
Contracts manager at SCL Interiors, Andrew Golding said: “The college has produced a number of enthusiastic trainees who have demonstrated an interest in the construction industry. They are conscious of employer expectations and are ready to venture into the world of full-time paid work”.
In 2014 the business provided opportunities to eight students, who hope to gain full-time employment pending the passing a probationary period. It employed three students in 2013.
Alan Seeley, programme manager for Ttchnology at the college, said: “It’s beneficial for our students to talk to local businesses such as SCL Interiors and gain real work experience.”
The college is working with over 600 local businesses and has over 1,000 apprentices.