We first met Sujat in June 2021, when he was referred to our Young Londoners funded ‘Constructing Communities’ programme, a programme that supports young people at risk of or not currently in education, employment, or training.
At the time of his referral, Sujat was studying for his GCSEs at a pupil refferall unit, but had discovered that trasisiotnal classroom study was not best suited to him. Sujat felt that an apprentieship would be a beter option fo rhim to kick-start his career in construciton whilst gainign qualifications.
Sujat wanted a trade-based role, and through the programme we were able to offer Sujat employer-led opportunities to explore different careers and develop his employability skills. Sujat also enrolled onto our Level 1 Health and Safety and CSCS card course, supporting him to gain essential qualifications for site-based careers.
“The trust was the only organisation who was able to really support me. The help that was given was invaluable and it really helped me boost my ability to speak to employers. I am really thankful.” -Sujat
We shared in Sujat’s delight when at the beginning of the year he enrolled on a traineeship installing fire alarms. As part of the vocational learning Sujat is also studying for his functional skills in Maths and English and we have been on hand to mediate discussions between himself and his new employer as Sujat settles into the traineeship. Our support does not stop when employment or training begins, and the power of organisations working together to provide wrap around support to ensure a young person is able to take full advantage of an opportunity can be incredibly powerful. We are incredibly proud of Sujat’s resilience and determination and appreciate the trust he continues to place in his Construction Youth Trust coaches.