Apprentice Launch Event
On 2nd December the company’s MD, Jonathan Dunn, hosted a networking event aimed at encouraging more apprentices in to the construction industry. The event was held at the cricket pavilion on Twickenham Green with attendees including local MP Munira Wilson, together with representatives of key charities who the company has been working with in placing young people.
The charities who were represented are all inspiring – Three Pillars www.3pillarsproject.com, Shift www.shiftuk.org, Bounce Back www.bouncebackproject.com, and the Feel Good Bakery www.thefeelgoodbakery.com Please visit their websites to discover more about what they are all doing.
This initiative was a collaboration with Willmott Dixon who are launching a Building Lives Academy on their site at Frank Towel Court in Feltham. This will comprise of a three week course delivered by Gateway Community Training CIC to act as a stepping stone for youngsters aiming to enter in to the industry. During the afternoon Martine Corbett and Richard Pickett of Willmott Dixon gave powerful messages on how this scheme will work both at Feltham and then when rolled out elsewhere.
Also present were members of the Willmott Dixon supply chain who can hopefully provide the employment opportunities at the end of the course.
The afternoon was a great success in terms of connecting the charities (who have the young people needing the opportunity) with both the course providers (who can provide the training), and the trade contractors (who can provide the long term work opportunities).
What was also great was to have a number of representatives of the JPD apprentice scheme present to provide strong testimonials on how the construction industry can provide such a great opportunities. For specific opportunities with JPD please visit www.jpdunnconstruction.co.uk/careers/