The youth of tomorrow…

Keltbray backs initiative to attract young people into industry.

Keltbray Group has announced its support for the Construction Youth Trust’s (CYT) new initiative to engage young people on the pathway to working in the infrastructure and built environment sector.

This scheme aims to involve 100 schools over the next three years, and Keltbray is supporting CYT to establish long-term relationships with schools in Haringey to connect with young people to help them overcome any barriers they may face and inspire them to take up careers in the built environment sector.

“At Construction Youth Trust we believe this strategic approach is vital not only to achieve long-term employment outcomes for young people, but also to provide a pipeline of young talent for the industry in the years to come. We are delighted that Keltbray is supporting us to build cross-industry and long-term partnerships with schools to inspire and engage young people about career opportunities the built environment industry can offer,” said CYT CEO, Carol Lynch.

Keltbray sees school engagement as an integral part of the Group’s community engagement strategy. “Given that the construction industry needs to recruit more than 400,000 people each year to deliver the UK’s housing and infrastructure requirements, there has never been a more urgent need to inspire young people. We believe supporting this Schools Partnership approach complements our existing employment schemes and are excited about the wealth of rewarding and interesting opportunities we can bring to the table,” explained Keltbray’s CEO Brendan Kerr.

The next step is for CYT to help facilitate long-term partnerships between a wide range of industry partners like Keltbray and schools by developing and delivering bespoke and meaningful engagement programmes. This is likely to include a combination of schools and workplace visits, work experience placements, job and apprenticeship opportunities and introductions to partners, clients and supply chain companies.