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Summary: "One of a film series about jobs after the war." In this case, building.
Description: Introductory talk by Ernest Jones, Chief Industrial Officer of the National Federation of Building Trade Employers: "a fine calling for the right type of man, particularly at the present time" with post-war demand and new pay security added to basic advantage of open-air work etc; mentions Government training scheme. Remainder of film is interview with (continuing as commentary by) Luke Fawcett, Secretary of the Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers: explaining structure of trade (labourer and craftsman grades), new techniques (mechanisation, pre-construction, plumbing), wages and prospects, Government training (carpenters' progress from practice and model work to work on real roof; brick-laying; Government provision of tools); naming the bomb-damaged towns, he concludes "Let us build a new Britain."
Production Details: Ministry of Labour (Production sponsor)
Ministry of Information (Production sponsor)
Ministry of Works (Production sponsor)
Gryphon (Production company)
Taylor, Donald19111966British film producer and director. (Production individual)
Personalities, Units and Organisations: Fawcett, Luke (person)
Jones, Ernest (person)
National Federation of Building Trade Employers (regiment/service)
Amalgamated Union of Building Trade Workers (regiment/service)
Keywords: economics, British national - employment (object name)
engineering, civil, British: building (object name)
Physical Characteristics: Colour format: B&W
Sound format: Sound
Soundtrack language: English
Title language: English
Subtitle language: None
Technical Details: Format: 35mm
Number of items/reels/tapes: 2
Footage: 1305 ft; Running time: 15 mins