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Building Lives: how to motivate apprentices
If you haven’t heard about it before,
Building Lives is an organisation
worth looking at. Go to the website
and watch some of the films about
the work it is doing. I guarantee you
will be inspired.
Building Lives was set up in 2010
by Steve Rawlings , who until
October last year was CEO of
Lakehouse. I first came across them
on a project in Tower Hamlets
which was struggling to keep any
apprentices: they either didn’t show
up at all, couldn’t get out of bed, or
just didn’t want to be there. Then
Building Lives came on the scene
and provided candidates who were
willing and eager to work.
Building Lives’ strategy is to give
people from underprivileged
backgrounds a 12-week
construction and work ready course
before they go on site. And it works!
So far the organisation has set up
nine academies around London
and plans to expand outside the
capital to other parts of the UK.
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writer and editor.
For more information, visitwww.buildinglives.uk.com