Countryside welcomes the next generation of construction superstars to Trinity Place
We were thrilled to welcome students from Robert Clack School to our Trinity Place development in Becontree to learn about construction industry careers.
More than thirty students visited Trinity Place this week, along with their teachers and representatives from the Construction Youth Trust (CYT), a charity that aims to inspire and enable young people to overcome barriers and discover a career in the construction sector. By forming partnerships between schools and businesses, like Countryside, CYT helps students learn about the diverse career paths offered by the construction industry.
Named after Alderman Robert Clack, the former Mayor of Dagenham, Robert Clack School provides young people with a holistic education that equips students with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to fulfil their potential and make a valuable contribution to society.
On arrival at Trinity Place, the students were greeted by the project team and given an overview of the site. This was followed by a presentation from some of our graduates, who spoke about their education and careers, as well as explaining what led them to join the Graduate Programme at Countryside.
We were also able to introduce the future construction superstars to different trades within the sector, including bricklaying, electrical work, plumbing and carpentry. The students were invited to ask questions about what a career in these fields would entail, before being taken on a tour of the Trinity Place site.
There are so many different roles on offer in the housebuilding and construction sector and, at Countryside, we know how important it is for the younger generation to get a complete picture of the industry as they think about their future careers. We hope the students were inspired by their day at Trinity Place and look forward to the next visit!