College leaver on the road to successful career
Published by rtownsend for Sanctuary Housing Association in Housing and also in Education
Hard work and determination has paid off for a local teenager who has gained full time employment as part of an exciting housing project by Sanctuary Group to provide more affordable homes in March, Cambridgeshire.
The leading housing and care provider is developing a mix of two, three and four bed family homes at the Gaul Road site. As part of the partnership between Sanctuary and their contractors, Langwith Construction, a number of training opportunities have been provided for young people on site, including a position of trainee manager for Adam Skinner.
Adam is from Market Deeping and attended Arthur Mellows Village College in Glinton. He took an interest in Business Studies and Economics before completing an NVQ Level 2 in Bricklaying. He immediately began putting his skills to good use with contractors Highgrade Construction before gaining a full time role with Langwith Construction.
So far, Adam has assisted in a variety of important managerial duties such as giving new employees their on-site induction, putting together monthly reports and general organisation of the site. He has rapidly picked up skills and gained experience in managerial responsibilities including working with contractors, ordering materials, and producing development progress reports.
Adam seeks to gain a permanent position in the company at the end of his NVQ Level 3 training, and in future the ambitious youngster would like to manage his own construction sites.
Sanctuary’s head of development for the East, Chris Cole, said: “We are committed to creating new job and training opportunities at all our developments across the country and this site is no different. We are extremely pleased about Adam’s progress towards a career in construction.”
Alan Melton, managing director of Langwith Construction, added: “Our company has a long-term commitment to boosting employment in the construction industry and is proud to be working alongside other organisations to get local people into paid work, which in turn will offer them lifelong skills. We are delighted Adam has taken on a management role and wish him all the best.”
Part funded by the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency, the £5.8 million development is being built in partnership with Fenland District Council and is due for completion in Spring 2015.