Saint-Gobain and Barnardo’s inspire next generation of construction workers

On Thursday 5 July 2018, we visited The Meadows Community Centre in Lewisham to celebrate a number of young people completing a 12 week construction training programme.

Saint-Gobain and Barnardo's inspiring the next generation of construction workers - Unhooked Communications, Public Relations in Manchester

Saint-Gobain and Barnardo's celebrating the success of young care leavers training for a career in construction  - Unhooked Communications, Public Relations in Manchester

Saint-Gobain and Barnardo's event to celebrate young care leavers completing their construction training

A joint initiative with our client Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland and the charity Barnardo’s, the scheme is designed to help young care leavers prepare for a future career in construction. Lessons and training took part in the centre and included plastering techniques, health and safety, as well as as English and Maths lessons. The care leavers were also helped to get their CSCS cards so they can work on site.

Saint-Gobain and Barnardo's | Future Places | Inspiring young care leavers into construction careers

Several of the Saint-Gobain brands supported the project, including Jewson, British Gypsum, Isover, Ecophon, Minster, Saint-Gobain Glass and Weber. Support was also provided by Barking & Dagenham College, Lewisham Construction Hub, and Phoenix Housing.

Congratulations to everyone involved and looking forward to seeing the initiative grow and develop over the years to help inspire more young people into construction.

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