20 year old Corrig had often aspired to work in construction but without a lot of experience, and lacking certain qualifications, he found it difficult to break into the industry.

After two months being unemployed, Corrig was signposted to our Get into Construction programme, run in partnership with Kier Construction, Willmott Dixon and Wynne Construction – companies that form part of the North Wales Construction Framework. He says,

After finishing school, I was really keen to kick start my career and it was frustrating that I was restricted to temporary jobs and periods out of work.

Corrig excelled during the course, gaining experience in different parts of the industry and shadowing a foreman on a working construction site. He also gained several qualifications, including the essential CSCS card which proves holders have the basic skills required to contribute to an active work site. Kier Construction were so impressed by Corrig that they offered him full-time employment on completion of the programme. He says,

To be honest I was a little sceptical about the course, but I am so happy I took the chance. Now I have a job, qualifications and experience, and I’m confident about progressing in my career and my life. I would absolutely recommend The Prince’s Trust to other young people looking for a chance to prove their worth.

Dan Hampson, Site manager at Kier Construction, said,

I was very impressed by Corrig’s appetite to learn, both in the classroom and during his time on site. This drive and determination impressed the team so much that they employed him for the duration of the programme and will seek to place him direct or with a supplier following handover of the site later this year.

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