As part of Stressline’s ongoing commitment to training and the community, we are preparing for two local students to join us in July for work experience. The initiative is spearheaded by our new Human Resources Assistant Eunika Kleszcz who has recognised the need to further our impact in the local community and help local schools.
The project comes as the Government announced a new £22m fund to boost construction skills, in their bid to deliver 300,000 new homes within the next two years.
The Government’s 18-month scheme is aiming to address the shortage of skilled jobs on construction sites and support those joining the industry. Around 158,000 construction site jobs are being created over the next five years, and the £22m fund has been developed to help on-the-job training.
“If we can inspire young people and contribute to their success – even in a minor way- that’s already a great success for us.”Eunika Kleszcz, HR AssistantWhilst we ourselves do not build or develop houses, as part of the construction and housebuilding supply chain, we feel it is important to support the development of training and broaden the horizons of those looking to work in the industry.
“We all know work experience is the first stepping stone in student’s future careers. If we can inspire young people and contribute to their success – even in a minor way- that’s already a great success for us.” Said Eunika.
Stressline will welcome the new students at the start of July who will each spend a week with us, and their work experience will be office-based. Due to their age, they will not be able to work in the yard, but part of the educational process will be helping them understand the practical work that we do here at Stressline, and how it helps in the overall housebuilding and construction industry.