Bespoke 1-1 support helped Nathan into employment

Nathan enrolled on our long-term mentoring programme at New City College, funded by Sir John Cass, in September of 2019.

He was studying a Level 1 in Carpentry but found traditional classroom environments frustrating and was keen to enter the working world and get some hands on experience. Although interested in a career in construction, he was unsure of how to achieve his goals.

Unfortunately, due to the challenges that arose from the COVID-19 pandemic, we were forced to suspend face-to-face delivery with Nathan soon after the programme started. However, we were determined not to give up on him as he showed a real passion for entering the construction industry.

When we were contacted by a subcontractor of one of our employer partners who was looking for a Carpentry Apprentice, Nathan’s Construction Youth Trust coach immediately thought of him as a potential candidate.

Nathan was incredibly excited about the opportunity and we arranged a meeting with the employer so the two could meet. We gave Nathan bespoke 1-1 support to prepare for his interview, and on the day he absolutely shone!

We were thrilled when Nathan received his offer for a Carpentry Apprenticeship! To help prepare him for his role, we booked and paid for him to take his CSCS card test to secure a CSCS card, a qualification essential to embarking on a career in construction.

We caught up with Nathan to see how his apprenticeship was going this month, and he told us that he is learning new things every day. He enjoys the practical side of the role, and relishes applying the skills he is building to new tasks. Nathan has proved himself to be an extremely motivated young man, and we have no doubt that he will continue to flourish in his apprenticeship!