Speeding Towards Employment

Construction Youth Trust has hosted an exciting new 'speed dating' style event for graduates of the Built 2 Work programme.

Graduates had the opportunity to meet with employers and training providers, who gave them advice on what is required in order to gain apprenticeships, work placements and employment in the industry. Graduates also benefitted from being able to take part in mock interviews.

Industry professional at the event included representatives from Lakehouse, Mulalley, REDS10, Hackney Community College and On Site, all of whom generously offered the benefit of their expertise.

The Built 2 Work programme was delivered by Construction Youth Trust to Hackney residents aged 16-25. Participants were given an introduction to carpentry, tiling, painting and decorating, and plumbing as well as access to employers, job interviews, mentoring and travel allowances.

Built 2 Work is delivered in an empty property and participants gain hands on experience, taught by qualified and experienced trainers. Commissioned by Woodberry Works and led by Manor House Development Trust, residents are taught practical skills and offered advice on working in the building industry.

Woodberry Work's partners include Berkeley Homes, Hackney Homes, Hackney Community College, Mulalley, Citrus Training, Genesis Housing Group and Hackney Council and Built 2 Work is funded by Team Hackney Community Grants, administered by HCVS on behalf of Team Hackney.

For information about upcoming Built 2 Work programmes contact Wood berry Works on 020 8356 1625 or woodberryworks@hackneyhomes.org.uk or you can visit Robin Redmond Resource Centre, 440 Seven Sisters Road, N4 2RD.