Jobs boost for Southwark youth

Mon 24 August 2015, 4:53 pm

A charitable trust, aimed at creating employment opportunities in the construction industry for young people, has recently opened a training centre in Bermondsey.

The Construction Youth Trust centre is based on Drummond Road on the site of the former Lewisham and Southwark College, owned by developer Grosvenor Britain & Ireland.

Open College Network accredited trade-focused courses are available at the centre.

Christine Townley, executive director for Construction Youth Trust, said: "This is another step in our plans for expanding our support for young people in Southwark and across London.

“Partnerships with developers and contractors are a key plank in our strategy to ensure everything we do to support young people is demand-led.

“The UK has high skills shortages and high numbers of young people out of work; by working in partnership with Grosvenor and the local community we plan to change this. Together we can make a difference.”