We built on our relationship with the Barnardo’s YouthBuild Academy by supporting a final session with the current cohort enrolled on the course. This group of young people have come to the end of their 20-week course and will be heading out into the world of work looking for their first roles in construction.
On 30th March, our Community & Stakeholder Specialist Alice Mann participated in a 2-hour virtual mock interview session with 7 local young people. Alice spoke with each young person about their career aspirations and asked a range of questions to provide them with experience of a job interview with an employer. The young people were very engaged with many taking the opportunity to ask about what employers look for in potential recruits, the skills they are likely to learn whilst working in construction, and the opportunities available for additional training while working and their future prospects.
We have really enjoyed working with this cohort of Barnardo’s YouthBuild young people and wish them all the best in their future careers.