Students from Stoke on Trent College have been given the chance to shine as Aspect Construction assist in helping young professionals gain employment in the local area.
In todays society many young people and students struggle to gain access into the world of work due to high levels of competition and an increasing volume of applications.
When Aspect Construction commenced the Sports Academy Scheme at Stoke-on-Trent College, we wanted to not only help the College to provide outstanding facilities, but also wanted to assist in creating prospects for the next generation of construction professionals and trades people.
‘Aspect Future Skills’ is a collaborative programme created by Aspect Construction. We are pleased to be able to offer students the chance to gain valuable skills that will prepare them for the world of work when applying and interviewing in the job market.
The programme consists of digital cv writing, interview techniques, health and safety training for CSCS cards and a variety of practical activities, demonstrating the diversity of the construction industry.
All of the participants were provided with employment opportunities, and the programme concluded with job interviews, resulting in the successful placement of six apprenticeships.
Peter Walters from Stoke-on-Trent College showed his delight at the programme explaining that the staff viewed as a huge success for all parties, and that it has been great for students who have yet to experience working life.
He said “Students have transformed into confident, positive thinkers who are now knowledgeable candidates for interview and thanks to Aspect Construction will take away a fantastic set of skills when entering the job market…”
Wesley Allmark of Aspect Construction was delighted with the students accomplishments throughout of the programme, and believes they all have very bright futures. Wesley said;
“The Aspect Future Skills programme has once again proved to be a great triumph The students that took part in the programme will have gained valuable skills that will help them to succeed in their future careers, and we are very proud to have been an incremental part of that process… We are also proud to confirm that the week long programme created six apprenticeships.”
Photography by Martin Elliot