New Apprenticeship Schemes Helping Young People to Kick-Start their Career in Construction

Property News August 14th, 2014
New Apprenticeship Schemes Helping Young People to Kick-Start their Career in Construction

One of London’s largest housing associations, Circle Housing Old Ford, is looking for talented youngsters who wish to build a career in construction.

In partnership with Kier, Circle will seek 6 apprentices for education in plumbing and carpentry, to painting and tiling. The lucky six, who must be over 17 years old and living in east London, will gain skills as well as working towards professional qualifications in their trade.

Rosie Hewson, Training and Employment Manager for Circle Housing Old Ford said: “With recent figures showing that over 800,000 16 to 24 year olds are currently out of work, it’s clear that despite the economy picking up many young people are still facing an uncertain future.

“As well as building homes for people to live in, social housing providers, like Circle Housing, are committed to improving the future prospects of its residents. That is why in the last year alone Circle Housing has already helped over 2,000 young people in the capital into apprenticeships and training schemes.”

Circle has set a positive example to other construction companies across the UK by running initiatives in London aimed at getting young people into work, for example vocational training for pupils falling behind in mainstream school.

They are also the lead partner of London’s first non-for-profit shared apprenticeship scheme that has the goal of creating 500 new apprenticeship jobs over the next decade.

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