ISG and The Prince’s Trust inspire young people into construction careers

02 October 2018

ISG and The Prince’s Trust inspire young people into construction careers

ISG has joined together with its UK partner, The Prince’s Trust, to host a pilot event in Birmingham designed to bring the built environment sector to young people, and inspire them to build careers in the industry. 

ISG regional director, Wayne Flannery, and graduate trainee, Matthew Danks, attended the Building Careers in Birmingham pilot programme, speaking to young people about careers in the sector and the wide range of opportunities that are available at ISG. 

The event was a fantastic success and, as a result of the pilot, ISG is in contact with a number of young people who have expressed an interest in work experience placements.

ISG’s partnership with The Prince’s Trust is focused on skill-based volunteering and sharing its people's knowledge and expertise, and supports ISG’s corporate goal of offering an unbeatable employment experience, while embracing its values to always care and never stop learning.

The Prince's Trust is a UK-based charity that believes that every young person should have the chance to embrace exciting opportunities. 

It helps 11 to 30-year-olds, who are unemployed or struggling at school to transform their lives.

Many of the young people the Trust helps are in, or leaving, care, facing homelessness or mental health issues, or have been in trouble with the law. 

Tailored programmes are designed to support young people, which could include support with starting a business, navigating avenues into employment for the first time, or re-engaging young people in schools who are at risk of exclusion.

Anna McGinnes, National Corporate Partnerships Manager for The Prince’s Trust, said: “A huge thank you to ISG for being a part of our Building Careers in Birmingham pilot programme and helping us bring the built environment sector closer to our young people.

“It’s been fantastic to have your support and you have helped us inspire young people.”

To find out more about ISG’s partnership with The Prince’s Trust, click here.