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Selco Backs Next Generation of Exeter Tradespeople

Exeter College

​We've reaffirmed our commitment to the tradespeople of the future by backing students in Exeter in the next steps of their careers.

At Selco, we’ve donated thousands of pounds of materials to college students carrying out trade and construction courses around the country.

Amongst the beneficiaries have been students of Exeter College who have also been invited to our Exeter branch, based on Filmer Way in Marsh Barton, to learn more about how a builders' merchant operates and the relationship it has with tradespeople.

Each college has also received £3,000 worth of materials to use in the classroom as part of the studies.

West London College, Leeds College of Building, Bournemouth and Poole College and Birmingham Metropolitan College are amongst the education establishments we have partnered with on the scheme.

Andrew Legge, a construction tutor at Exeter College said: “The Selco partnership is proving a fantastic initiative and an absolutely invaluable experience for our learners.

“A builders' merchant plays such a significant role in the life of a tradesperson so introducing our learners to them so early in their careers will stand them in really good stead.

“The materials and tools that Selco has kindly donated has also been an incredible help. We want our learners to carry out as much practical work as possible and the products and materials Selco has donated has enabled us to do that.

“We can’t thank Selco enough for the work it's doing with our college and others around the UK and the significant difference it's making to the future of the industry.”

Barry Price, branch manager of Selco Exeter, said: “We're committed to supporting tradespeople at every level so this is an extremely exciting project for us to be involved with.

“We're delighted to be playing a small part in the educational journey of the next generation of tradespeople, whether that be through the donation of materials and tools or the insight visiting one of our branches provides.

“It was great to see the students so receptive to learning about what the future might hold for them in their day-to-day working lives.”

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