Eleven young people have found jobs and apprenticeships in the fast moving construction world. Thanks to a unique Salford partnership.
They’re the first recruits to ‘graduate’ from Build Salford. A 16-week training programme which aims to help local people reap the benefits of the city’s current building boom.
Build Salford brings together some of the biggest and best construction and social housing organisations in Salford. It is managed by Salford City College and supported by Salford City Council.
The project provided the Salford candidates with a wide range of industry practices. Including substantial work experience, guest lectures, site visits and crucial construction focused training.
Councillor Lisa Stone, Lead Member for Children’s and Young People’s Services believes the project was a huge success. She said: ‘’Salford is experiencing one of the biggest building booms in the country. Schemes like Build Salford help young people tap into that opportunity through real work experience with leaders in the industry and training.
“It’s invaluable in helping our talented young people build a great future for themselves.”
Allan Milne, Assistant Director of Apprenticeships at Salford City College is incredibly proud of the scheme and the trainees.
He said: “The trainees have taken advantage of this great opportunity provided by some of our excellent employer partners. The vast majority have secured the chance to develop a career in an amazing sector.”
The partnership has unanimously agreed that the success of Build Salford should not stop here, with Build Salford 2 already in the pipeline for early 2018.