We were delighted to welcome the Welsh Government Minister for Skills and Science, Julie James, to meet local young people taking their first steps into a career in the construction industry.
Our Get into Construction programme is ran in partnership with housing developer Lovell, Tirion Group and Cadwyn Housing Association. The Minister met young people during their work experience placement where they were learning practical skills with the help of the Lovell construction team building The Mill, Canton, a £100 million housing development and one of Wales’ largest urban regeneration programmes.
At the end of the programme, all successful candidates will have the chance to be interviewed for jobs and training opportunities with Lovell, the company’s subcontractor partners and shared apprenticeship scheme Y Prentis.
The Minister for Skills and Science, Julie James said:
"This scheme offers a great learning and development experience to everyone involved and the prospect of securing further employment and training opportunities at the end of it."
Kayleigh Nasir, 22,from Pentwyn, Cardiff, one of four young women taking part in The Trust’s programme, said:
"I’m using the course to find out more about the different trades, such as carpentry and bricklaying, and what they involve and work out what will suit me best."
Lovell regional managing director Kate Rees said:
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