Employers urged to sign up to work programme

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CONSTRUCTION employers are being urged to give youngsters in Portsmouth the chance to get work experience at their firms.

CITB-ConstructionSkills, the Sector Skills Council for the construction industry, wants companies to sign up to a two-week work placement programme ‘Experience Construction’. The programme offers young people the chance to get a taste of life in the industry and pick up important skills.

Participating companies will receive support from a CITB-ConstructionSkills Apprenticeship Officer on how to find the best candidates.

Gillian Cain, regional delivery manager for CITB-ConstructionSkills in the south, said: ‘This is a great opportunity for construction companies to put themselves forward and contribute to the future of their industry.

‘The industry is facing a potential skills gap and so this scheme aims to inspire the next generation of construction workers, bringing new blood into the industry and securing future growth both regionally and nationally.’

For more information visit cskills.org/apprenticeships/work-experience