Two young trainees from the 'Pathways to Success' project are celebrating this week having both been offered apprenticeships.
Pathways to Success is a partnership between the Construction Youth Trust, Team Cally, and Bemerton Villages Management Organisation.
Charlie Kelly begins a Bricklaying apprenticeship with Kings Cross Construction in partnership with Carillion Construction Training, and Ryan Finnegan starts a Highways Maintenance apprenticeship with Ringway Jacobs.
Both trainees are delighted to be given the opportunities; Ryan commented:
'Working on the path for eight weeks has shown that I am ready for work and I have picked up new skills that will help me in my apprenticeship.'
Pathways to Success trainees have been working to lay a path across Perth Green on the Bemerton Estate in Islington, supported by Construction Youth Trust's trainers and contractors Keltbray and Ringway Jacobs. As well as the new apprentices, several of the group have started work placements or have been interviewed for further opportunities within construction, as they look to build on their experiences over the past 8 weeks. Careers sessions have been supplied by BAM Construction as well as site visits and mentoring from employees of Vinci plc.
Christine Townley, Director of Construction Youth Trust commented:
'The Trust is delighted that the young talent in Islington is being recognised by industry. Our particular thanks go to Keltbray and Ringway Jacobs who have supported the building of the pathway. We continue to use real, practical projects to ignite young people's enthusiasm for all that the industry has to offer. Our congratulations to Charlie and Ryan!'