Representatives from across the Manchester construction industry have met with Construction Youth Trust to map out ways in which they can help young people into a career in construction.
At a breakfast event hosted by leading engineering consultants, Arup, guests found out about how the Trust has been helping young people in the area to gain work experience, work placements and apprenticeships with local employers.
Vicky Rosin, Deputy Chief Executive of Manchester City Council spoke about working with the Trust to provide work placements in conjunction with local contractors and Pete Bradshaw, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Infrastructure at Manchester City Football Club spoke of the positive benefits of the Trust’s initiatives for the local community and desire to support the Trust in helping local communities gain training and development opportunities.
Arup Director, Roger Milburn, said:
“Arup has provided support to Construction Youth Trust for several years. We all need to do what we can to help young people to get a foot on the employment ladder regardless of their background and Construction Youth Trust continues to do some great work in this area.”
Attending the event were representatives from many local employers including BAM, Carillion, Laing O’Rourke, Kier and Sir Robert McAlpine.
Adeeb Ahsan, NW Regional Coordinator at Construction Youth Trust commented:
“We are extremely grateful to Arup and our guests for taking the time to explore how we can work together to help young people into employment. With youth unemployment figures reaching a record 1 million the need has never been greater for industry to reach out to those struggling to find work.”