Work Placement Success with CityWest Homes

Two young London based trainees have successfully secured work placements following completion of construction taster sessions funded by CityWest Homes and Westminster Community Homes.

Young people from Little Venice and Paddington who took part in the sessions all received an award for their hard work. The programme, delivered by Construction Youth Trust, taught them the basics of plumbing, tiling, carpentry and health and safety training. The sessions can lead to them joining the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme or gaining work in the construction industry.

George Dunstall, London Coordinator at Construction Youth Trust said:

"We are very happy with the way the trainees have conducted themselves. Some of them have proved to be very skilful and have the potential to do well in the building industry."

The sessions were regularly attended at the Millennium Centre, supported by youth worker Julie Ann Gayle from the Working with Men youth project. Following this programme, two of the young men will now take up work placements with CityWest Homes' handymen team to further improve their skills and experience.