We provide construction opportunities for the people of South Essex.

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Construction is thriving. Make sure you’re part of it.

Who we are

SECTA is a government-funded training academy that is working to boost construction skills across multiple academies in South Essex. From careers advice and employability to hands-on training and real-world experience, we create action plans tailored to each individual’s aspirations and support needs.

Construction is thriving. Make sure you’re part of it.

What we do

We work with people of all ages, levels and backgrounds looking for Office-based, Trade or Graduate roles in construction. We start with a one-to-one conversation to establish exactly what it is they want to get from construction, then we devise a plan to help make it happen.

Maybe you’re considering a career in the industry but don’t know which role to pursue, or perhaps you’re looking to get back into construction after switching jobs. Whatever your situation, we’ll get you on the path to the career that’s right for you.

Construction is thriving. Make sure you’re part of it.

Why we do it

The demand for skilled construction workers across a vast range of roles continues to grow, with over 22,700 additional construction professionals required in Essex over the next 5 years. However, there are increasingly fewer people opting for a job in this industry, resulting in a struggle to keep up with demand. At SECTA, we’re helping to break down misconceptions and show people just how rewarding a career in construction can be. Through advice, training and support, we’re helping to bridge the gap in the skills shortage and help people across Essex find their calling.

Are you an employer in the construction industry looking to train/recruit?

Partnering with SECTA will help you nurture the talent you need to grow your business.