The Prince’s Trust is supporting the construction industry to address the current skills shortage and encourage new talent.
The ‘Get into Construction’ programme offers a multi-skilled programme, which can lead to apprenticeship opportunities on site and help unemployed young people gain valuable training and experience.
Here is an example of how one site in conjunction with the Prince’s Trust supported the programme:
- A two to six week training programme was delivered to 16-25 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) to gain a CSCS card and a multi-skills qualification;
- This also allowed them to gain valuable experience in the construction industry;
- Successful candidates would then take part in a 12 week paid placement and at the end would have the opportunity to either continue training at college or work on site.
Sir Robert McAlpine supported this scheme by offering training opportunities and support for local young people:
- A strong commitment was shown towards work opportunities for local people, on the site. So much so, that extensive work experience placements were offered and the project won an award from The Prince’s Trust, in recognition of the mentoring carried out for placements;
- In addition, a profoundly deaf apprentice was engaged on the project and given full support.
To find out more about The Prince’s Trust ‘Get into programme’, click below.
Considerate Constructors Scheme Gold Citations/Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd, for De Vere Gardens, 2014; Learning Legacy - Lessons Learned from the London 2012 Games Construction Project