Camden young people get inspired by week of multi-trade practical sessions

04/08/2022 News

In collaboration with the Kings Cross Construction Skills Centre, Camden Youth Offending Teams (YOT) and generously funded by Camden Council, young people joined us for a busy week where they had opportunity to learn about different trades in the construction and built environment industry.  

The young people were able to try their hand at carpentry and bricklaying, as well as learning about other interesting roles in the sector such as on-site surveying and traffic management. 

Immersive weeks such as this are a fantastic opportunity for young people to learn about careers they didn’t know existed and challenge their preconceptions about construction roles. Two young people have been so inspired by the experience; one young person wants to pursue a career in carpentry and another is keen to find out more about a route into traffic management!  

All the young people who attended the week are Camden residents and they relished the opportunity to find out more about what was going on in their local area. The group explored how  the HS2 high-speed railway will impact their local community, as well as getting the chance to see the behind the scenes of a construction site they often walk past.  

As part of the week, the young people also had the chance to develop their employability skills, including  how to create a stand-out CV – a great transferrable skill that can be used to apply for roles across the wider industry.  

Central to the week were our industry role-models with volunteers from SCS Group, VGC Group, Mace Dragados, and Lendlease generously donating their time. Thank you for making this happen for the young people!