The Victory Pier development has an ongoing partnership with a local school, Woodside School for disabled students. They regularly visit our development to gain first hand experience of working on a construction site. Some students have also gained valuable work experience on the Berkeley Homes, Kidbrooke development.
Many of the students would like a career in the construction industry. However, given their learning disabilities it is a challenge. Most fall at the first hurdle; to pass the CSCS test and obtain a CSCS card. Our health and safety manager therefore visits the school regularly to help the students understand the dangers on construction sites and provides information about health and safety issues. He creates real life scenarios they can understand from their familiar surroundings and coaches them to eventually take the test when the time is right.
• Provides the opportunity for disadvantaged members of society to gain a fulfilling and respected job; to be independent.
• It gives out the message that Berkeley and the construction industry are an inclusive industry, which does not discriminate.
• Personal achievement for both student and tutor.
Entry submitted by Berkeley Homes (West London) Ltd
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