Berkeley Group, in partnership with the Berkeley Foundation, has become the construction industry champion for HeadStart London, a programme which helps to increase the employability skills of school-age young people and prepare them for work.
HeadStart London is a three year initiative of the Mayor of London, which seeks to address the challenges of youth unemployment and social segregation in London. The scheme, run by registered charity The Challenge, targets 16-18 year olds and develops their employability skills through volunteering and employer-led workshops. Participants then have the opportunity to interview for paid work experience placements or entry level jobs with industry champions, including Berkeley. In 2016, Berkeley will offer two rounds of workshops, assessments centres and paid work-experience to those young people who demonstrate a passion for construction and strong employability skills.
You can find out more about HeadStart and their work with young Londoners here.