The Scheme partners with The Prince’s Trust

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The Considerate Constructors Scheme has become a partner of youth charity The Prince’s Trust to support their ‘Get Into’ programme which helps to tackle youth unemployment.

The Scheme will sit on the committee of The Prince’s Trust Built Environment Leadership Group (BELG) and will specifically support the ‘Get into Construction’ programme, which helps unemployed young people gain valuable training and skills, and ultimately find employment within the construction industry. Three in four young people supported The Prince’s Trust move into work, training or education.

Recent research by The Prince’s Trust suggests that three-quarters of business leaders in the construction sector believe a significant skills crisis will hit their firms within the next three years (79 per cent), while two fifths predict this will happen within the next 12 months (45 per cent). Three in four construction bosses surveyed fear skills shortages will slam the brakes on the UK’s economic recovery (77 per cent) and more than a third fear this will cause their business to fold (36 per cent).

Edward Hardy, Scheme Chief Executive comments:

We are delighted to be working with The Prince’s Trust to help young unemployed people into the construction industry. It’s an industry that offers a vast range of opportunities and skills and the chance to progress. We have excellent relationships with a wide network of companies, associations and individuals within the construction industry and we are looking forward to working with all our partners to assist with such a worthy cause.

Tamarin Fitzpatrick, head of corporate partnership at The Prince’s Trust said:

As a charity, The Prince’s Trust relies on generous support from individuals and organisations. We are so thankful for the support of the Considerate Constructors Scheme which will help disadvantaged young people into work.

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