Onsite with Deconstruct, our young people discovered the process, construction, and regeneration of historical buildings and learnt about new career and progression opportunities!
Delivered as part of our targeted support programme for young people currently not in education, employment or further training and generously funded by the Drapers’ Company, 6 young people took part in an inspirational site visit of the Cambridge House in Mayfair hosted by Deconstruct. As Cambridge House is a Grade 1 listed building, the young people discovered the particular challenges involved in the part-demolition and construction of a historic site. Our young people had never experienced a site like Cambridge House before and gained an informative insight into a different side of Construction.
Our young people had the chance to explore the different stages of the build and were introduced to the methods used to preserve different parts of a building such as the decor and brickwork, including the beautiful ornate ceilings adorned with hand-painted flowers.
As well as a comprehensive tour of the site, our young people also attended a Q&A with a current Apprentice Quantity Surveyor and a Project Manager, who had worked his way up from a bricklayer. Both of our relatable volunteers were incredibly engaging, and it was fantastic for the young people to hear about their unique journeys - showing that there are many ways to enter into the industry and progress!
‘Working with the CYT provided us with an excellent opportunity to engage with the next generation of construction workers. The young people involved in the day were engaged and enthusiastic and clearly enjoyed the opportunity to have some exposure to a working construction site and the various future opportunities that may provide’ - Helen Collarbone, Deconstruct
A big thank you to the Team at Deconstruct, engaging days like this really can be a turning point for our young people and a great opportunity for them to learn more about Construction!