Last week saw the end of a successful series of taster apprenticeship courses in Wales. Construction Youth Trust Cymru worked in partnership with Swansea County Borough Council to help recruit young locals for their construction apprenticeships which included positions for electricians, bricklayers, plasterers and plumbers. The short courses were held over a series of days at 3 different community centres in Swansea throughout March, with the aim to provide young people aged 16-25 with a taster of what an apprenticeship would involve in addition to supporting them with the application and interview skills.
The taster courses were a huge success with 8 out of 12 available positions applied for at the end of the period, 3 of which included young women. Increasing diversity in the construction industry, in particular helping women into the sector is one of the Trust’s most important aims, so this was a great achievement for our team in Wales.
The Construction Apprenticeship Taster project is now in its third year with 2 of our apprentices still in successful paid placements, so we will be sure to keep in touch with this year’s students to follow their progress.
Read more about our projects in Wales here.