23 Jan '12, 1am

Young Singaporeans needed in construction: Mr Jerry Lee, safety officer at Swee Hong Engineering Construction, i...

Young Singaporeans needed in construction: Mr Jerry Lee, safety officer at Swee Hong Engineering Construction, i...

Mr Jerry Lee, safety officer at Swee Hong Engineering Construction, is one of the small number of young Singaporeans who choose to join the construction industry. He spends at least two hours a day, five-and-a-half days a week, inspecting construction sites. -- ST PHOTO: CHEW SENG KIM By Tay Suan Chiang TOILING under the sun for 10 hours a day, six days a week is work that most young Singaporeans would shun. But not Mr Willie Tan, 25, an assistant mechanical and electrical engineer at Kimly Construction. 'I get satisfaction seeing buildings being constructed, and that I played a part in it,' said Mr Tan of his industry choice. 'An office job is boring.' For Mr Jerry Lee, 27, a safety officer at Swee Hong Engineering Construction, spending at least two hours a day, five-and-a-half days a week, inspecting construction sites is the norm. He starts work at 8am and usually fini...

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