Despite the ongoing challenges of COVID-19, 2021 saw a welcoming return to in-person work experience placements!
At the Trust we recognise the incredible impact an engaging work experience placement can have on a young person’s career aspirations and journey. Many young people are unaware of the range of roles there are available in an area like construction, so the opportunity to spend a week in a construction workplace is the best way to discover the incredibly diverse range of opportunities there are available in industry. It’s also a great opportunity for young people to showcase and build upon the soft skills that they will be using to stand out to potential employers when applying for opportunities.
In 2021 we facilitated 38 in person placements, covering a variety of roles from architecture and engineering to sustainability management and finanace. Thanks to all the organisations who faciliated all the informative work experience placements!
My placement was amazing, an experience that I learnt a lot from and has helped me get a better understanding of what I want to do in the future. Thank you so much for providing and help assisting in getting me this work experience, I am truly grateful. - Student
As we move into 2022, we are excited to engage with our employer partners to offer an even greater number of placements to our young people. If you would like to join us and offer work experience opportunities to our young people, please email Emily.Harding@constructionyouth.org.uk for more information!