Construction Youth Trust has completed an exciting new initiative to recruit six young Westminster residents into their Streetworks programme.
Commissioned by Westminster Transerv (a joint venture between Balfour Beatty and Mouchel), the Streetworks programme offers vocational experience in the built environment for local people from diverse backgrounds.
In the first week of the project the young people received soft skills training based at Westminster Transerv's offices in City Hall. Delivered by Alandale Sustainable Solutions, it was followed by a week of on-the-job work experience that included paving, highways and street lighting maintenance.
The six trainees; Ricardo, Anwar, Winston, Charlie and brothers, Harry and Thomas, have successfully gone on to join the Westminster Transerv team and have begun their first block of residential training: NVQ Level 2 in Highways Maintenance.
The trainees are delighted with the programme and the opportunities it has opened up for them and Construction Youth Trust continues to provide them with on-going mentoring and support.
Corrine Harms, Construction Youth Trust's London Coordinator commented:
"It has been fantastic to work with Westminster Transerv on our Streetworks programme and we're delighted with the resulting jobs secured by our trainees.
"Westminster Transerv's commitment to creating local jobs for local people and investing in training and work placements, makes them an ideal partner for the Trust and a much valued supporter of our work.
"We hope that this model can successfully be delivered elsewhere, working together to bring the best possible outcomes for young people seeking work in the industry."