Exploring the virtual world of remote interviews with Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd!

2020 has seen many young people miss out on opportunities for training and work experience due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

We have been working to adapt our mode of delivery in response to these challenges, and have developed a range of remote delivery resources, including Mock Interviews, to add to our already established face-to-face sessions. Being able to give sustained remote careers support at this time is vital, particularly for young people facing the biggest barriers to employment.

With many real-world interviews taking place remotely moving forward, adapting our Mock Interview session to reflect the new reality of the application process became of extreme importance. The session proved to be an invaluable resource for our young people, especially for those that had never attended an interview before.

Thank you to Mark Dunn, who donated his time to give personalised, constructive careers feedback to our young people who attended our recent online Mock Interviews session. The chance to interact with a construction professional and receive bespoke advice and guidance is instrumental in helping our young people build their employability skills to take forward into the world of work.

The session was delivered as part of our Constructing Communities programme, generously funded by the Mayor of London’s Young Londoner’s Fund, and is situated in a wider scheme of support for young people on the programme. Alongside 1-1 mentoring and individualised feedback and careers advice, participants will receive online training for their Health & Safety Level 1 and CSCS card qualification, essential stepping stones to a construction career.

We look forward to continuing to support our young people on the programme, inspiring them about their future possibilities and supporting them to achieve their full career potential.

“Langley Waterproofing Systems are committed to helping bridge the skills gap within our industry, and to be able to work alongside Construction Youth Trust and assist them with a series of mock interviews for young people actively seeking employment was a joy.

All the hard work that the Trust has put in beforehand with these young people clearly shone through in the interviews. Each of them displayed passion and enthusiasm for their chosen career and were a credit to themselves and Construction Youth Trust. I would like to wish them all the success as they begin their journey.”

Mark Dunn, Head of Training at Langley Waterproofing Systems Ltd.