Fancy a career in construction but not sure where to start? If you’re aged 16-18 and want to develop your skills we have just the job.

A career in construction can lead to some very rewarding and well-paid job prospects. From working in great teams to even going self employed with a team of your own!


3 weeks to try a few different trades

In the first 3 weeks you’ll join us in centre either in Hanley or Newcastle-under-Lyme where you’ll try out a few different trades to see which one you like the best. These include; Plumbing, Brick work, Carpentry and joinery, Painting and decorating, and Engineering.

Skills to boost your CV

During this time we’ll support you along the way with your Maths and English, employability skills such as CV writing, interview techniques. You may even get some work experience with a local business in your first three weeks.

Getting work ready

After three weeks you’ll be joining a team on our Homeworks service, where you’ll be carrying our real jobs across the city learning a variety of multi-trade skills including painting and decorating, joinery, fencing, gardening, floor coverings and property improvements.

Depending on your attendance, motivation and employability – this can be up to 12 months to get you work ready.

During this time we’ll work with you on employability skills such as attendance, communication, timekeeping, working as a team, CV writing and maths and English.

4 week work trial to success

When work ready you’ll carry out a 4 week work trial with a local employer. After a successful work trial we’ll set you on your way with an apprenticeship and all the perks of becoming an apprentice.

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