Willmott Dixon Interiors support Routes Into Construction

Each year, Willmott Dixon hold a competition for its management trainees in each of its divisions. The goal of the competition is to create and implement a project that generates sustainable community impact. Willmott Dixon Interiors chose to renovate a green space in central London called the Calthorpe Project. For this project the WDI management trainees carried out various building works to renovate the internal meeting room and toilets, provide decking at various locations across the site, and upgrade and make secure the park entrance. The trainees will work on the project with 10 young people provided by their partner charities, Street League and the Construction Youth Trust, providing one on one support on the job and help for the young people from Willmott Dixon Interiors HR managers on employability. Young people will have the opportunity to meet the WD supply chain and are encouraged to find work opportunities.

The Trust progressed three young people on this placement – Malakai Harvey-Mills, Indar Tuwizana, and Shohid Hussain. These three young men had completed their Budding Builders course with the Trust the previous week and were presented with a certificate, tool bag and trowel by the Trust's Executive Director, Christine Townley. Shohid was only able to come to site for one day due to illness, but Malakai and Indar were present each day and played a full part in the work, Malakai was introduced to a plumbing company and was asked for a CV, so we hope that will lead to a job opportunity for him – Malakai’s goal is a plumbing apprenticeship. Malakai and Indar were presented with a toolkit by Willmott Dixon with thanks for their efforts at the end of the week. Both young men enjoyed their week working for WD and were grateful for the opportunity.

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