Three young men in North Wales are embarking on careers in construction thanks to a programme run by youth charity, The Prince’s Trust Cymru. on one of our sites in Colwyn Bay.
Ciaran Morrall, 19, Jordan Jones, 18, and Kaleb Cadman, 20, have all secured roles with our sub-contractor, Jennings Building and Civil Engineering, who are working for us on the construction of the new council offices in Colwyn Bay.
All three trainees completed placements with Jennings during the three-week programme, which was run in partnership with Conwy Council and our client, Muse Developments.
Jordan, from Llandudno Junction, experienced bullying at school which led to him moving schools, suffering from depression and becoming increasingly unsure about his future.
After completing the course with an employment offer, he said, “I have finally found something I enjoy and I’m learning something different each day.”
Kaleb, from Gwynedd, was unemployed for over a year before finding The Trust. Determined to make the most of the opportunity, he worked hard on every aspect of the programme, and was rewarded for his determination.
He says, “Before the programme, I was unemployed and not going anywhere. Now, with the training, qualifications and experience, I have the chance to start the career I want.”
Our Project Manager, Mark Hooson, said, “These programmes are great, not only for young people looking to start careers in construction, but for companies looking to find the workforce of the future. This was the first time I’ve worked with The Prince’s Trust and from the start, I thought it was an excellent programme.”
Danny Jones, Director, Jennings, said, “The new CCBC office project in Colwyn Bay has enabled Jennings to continue with our excellent training programme and investment in the company’s future workforce. It’s been a pleasure working with The Prince’ Trust and we are delighted to be able to offer paid temporary work to the candidates, which will hopefully lead to full time employment.”
Phil Jones, Director, The Prince’s Trust Cymru, said, “Construction is a huge industry in North Wales but, with an ageing workforce, it is also at risk of a skills shortage. We are determined to ensure that young people have access to the right opportunities, to plug any emerging skills void and contribute to economic growth.”
Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps young people to get their lives on track. Three in four young people supported by The Trust move into work, education or training.