Experience Hub

Practical Skills, Confidence, Work

  • 20 Target number of work experience placements per annum
  • 50 Target number of apprentices operating across our sites per annum

The aim of our Experience Hub is to create opportunities for all young people, who are either in education or NEET, to engage with the construction sector and gain the confidence and practical skills to become an apprentice, or an undergraduate, and help them to pursue a career in construction.

Here are just some of the activities within the hub:

  • Ongoing collaboration with schools, local colleges and Universities, and other stakeholders to ensure that we support work experience placements for a minimum of 5 days, particularly in the trades, but also in technical roles, working directly with our team or working with our supply chain and design partners.
  • Ongoing support for  Careers Wales, Job Centre Plus/DWP and other agencies by hosting workshops for NEETs and long-term unemployed looking to take the health and safety test, and obtain a CSCS card, by introducing them to the testing process requirements and ultimately offering work placements.
  • Support for organisations such as the Prince’s Trust “Get into Construction” programmes throughout Wales. Selected candidates, who are currently 18-30 years old and NEET, are offered a week’s training in employability skills, CV writing, health and safety training and support to undertake a two-week work placement on site.
  • Enabling A’ level students and undergraduates to gain valuable insight and experience through work placements in site management, quantity surveying and design experience on our projects. This will be achieved through our continuing close associations with Glyndŵr University and Liverpool JMU and our close working relationships with our supply chain and design team consultants.
  • Continuing support for programmes such as the Coleg Cambria Traineeship Construction Academy, offering 16-18 year olds a pathway to a career in construction, including health and safety training, CSCS qualification, a work placement and the potential to obtain an apprenticeship.

 

Future challenges

Opportunities not to be missed

Work experience has been shown to have a positive impact on employability skills, motivation in education, career-decision making and knowledge of the world of work

The UK Government’s £2bn Kickstart Scheme to create more jobs for young people, includes: subsidise six-month work placements for people on Universal Credit aged between 16 and 24, who are at risk of long-term unemployment. The government will cover the cost of 25 hours’ work a week at the National Minimum Wage.

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If you are looking for career in construction, would like us to visit your school or college or have a community project that we may be able to support, please get in touch!

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