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Six get jobs after Mace trains young unemployed

Six young people have secured jobs on Mace sites after participating in the contractor’s Get Into Construction initiative with The Prince’s Trust.

On the four-week course, 12 unemployed young people received intensive training at the National Construction College to get a CSCS card, then gained practical work experience on two of Mace’s construction sites in London.

Of the 12 participants, 11 completed the programme and six have been offered jobs on site and will be partnered with a mentor to support their development.

Together with The Prince’s Trust, Mace will offer further training and employment opportunities for unemployed 18- to 25-year-olds.

Mace chief operating officer for construction Gareth Lewis said: “With youth unemployment high and more than a fifth of the construction industry retiring in the next ten years, the past month has been about helping young people find their way in construction.

“It is programmes like these that are vital in equipping future generations with the skills and experience needed to build worthwhile careers in construction.”

Find out how the trainees got on in the video below.

 

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