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THE call has gone out to local construction companies to get involved in a two-week work experience programme to give youngsters from Basingstoke the chance to find out what working in the industry is like.
CITB-ConstructionSkills – the Sector Skills Council and Industry Training Board for the construction industry – is encouraging building firm employers to sign up for the second year of its work experience programme Experience Construction.
The scheme offers young people the chance to work with local companies and get a taste of life in the industry, as well as pick up important trade skills.
Participating companies will receive personal support from a CITB-ConstructionSkills apprentice-ship officer and a potentially simple and cost-effective way of finding and recruiting young candidates.
Gillian Cain, regional delivery manager for CITB-ConstructionSkills in the south-east, said: “This scheme aims to inspire the next generation of construction workers, bringing new blood into the industry and securing future growth both regionally and nationally.”
Young people and employers interested in signing up can visit cskills.org/apprenticeships/work-experience for further details.