Bromak Recruitment has teamed up with a number of Bolton based firms to support the Bolton Lads and Girls Club Renov8 project.
The project will see a team of unemployed youngsters from across the Bolton area transform a derelict house, learning invaluable, transferable skills along the way.
Bromak Recruitment helped to kick start Renov8 by providing a Site Manager to run the project from start to finish, Gerrard Carter, who has worked for many Bromak clients, including fellow Renov8 supporters Seddon Construction, will lead the team through the project.
Renov8 aims to provide the youngsters with the skills, training and qualifications they need to get themselves into work in the construction industry. The team have already had Risk Assessment and Health and Safety training from Bromak’s sister company, 3B Training, and are due to sit their CSCS test next week, which will enable them to apply for Green Labourers CSCS Card. They will also learn Maths, English and gain a Level 2 Traineeship in Construction from Bolton College, as well as obtaining Ladder Safety and Manual Handling certificates.
Bromak Recruitment will register all onsite team members as candidates and strive to get them work in the construction industry ready for the project finish, which is expected to be in February 2015.
In total more than 100 unemployed youngsters are taking part in the project, the onsite team of five are being supported by additional resource working across purchasing, design and marketing amongst other departments. All 100 of the project team fall in to a category known as NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training), Bolton Lads and Girls Club set up the project with the aim of getting more young people in to work.
Philip Burke, who is heading up the project on behalf of Bolton Lads and Girls Club, said: “We noticed there is a big gap between employer’s expectations and what young people have achieved and experienced, especially in construction. We have set up this life changing project to bridge this gap.”
The house, a four-bedroom, end terrace in Kearsley, was bought for £80,000 and needs a complete transformation. The onsite team will be involved in everything from taking down internal walls replacing the flooring or fitting new windows and decorating the property.