Four learners currently studying at SGS College are celebrating today after gaining employment with Paul Sellick Bricklaying Ltd. Based in Painswick, Stroud, the company is one of the largest bricklaying contractor suppliers in the Southwest.
The level 2 bricklaying students sent their CV’s to Paul, who then arranged an interview with the learners. After being impressed with each of them, he awarded them full-time contracts as bricklayers. As the organisation provides bricklayers across the whole of the Southwest the students have the freedom to be located at a site that is local to them. Their new jobs will now commence on 28th June and they couldn’t be happier.
Charlie Carpenter aged 17 from Yate said:
“I can't wait to start. I find the trade really satisfying. I am very excited.”
Paul Sellik studied bricklaying for three years at the SGS Stroud Campus before going self-employed across Bristol and Gloucester as well as working the trade abroad for a time in Australia. Paul continued to build the business over the years and went limited as a company in 2006. Paul Sellick Bricklaying Ltd now has over 300 employees and supplies tradespeople to large building firms across the Southwest, including Barretts, Bovis and Redrow.
“It brings me joy to give young people a chance. There are many fantastic opportunities for young people within the building industry, including progression routes into supervisor roles or management positions. It gives me joy to see young people progress and do well.”
This will now be an exciting partnership between SGS and Paul Sellick Ltd with between four and seven learners being employed annually.
Bricklaying Tutor at SGS Lee Merritt added:
“Paul Sellick Building Ltd has provided a unique and rare opportunity for learners to achieve employed status as a bricklayer with an established local company straight from college. I am very happy for the learners and wish them all the best in their careers.”