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.
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.
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.