Keltbray, which is a UK leader in specialist engineering, construction and decommissioning services, has signed a three year partnership with The Prince’s Trust to help disadvantaged young people turn their lives around through the Trust’s ‘Get into Construction’ programme.
In the UK, around one in five young people are not in work, education or training and The Prince’s Trust has a good track record in that three in four of the young people they support move into work, education or training.
One of those people is 20 year old Paul Reilly (pictured) who now works for Keltbray. After struggling to find employment when losing his job as a sales assistant, he signed up for the Trust’s ‘Get into Plant Mechanics’ course. Following his completion, Paul was interviewed by Keltbray and offered an apprenticeship as a Mechanical Fitter. He is based in Keltbray’s plant division at Bedfont, and the company is now sponsoring him to do a three-year NVQ in plant maintenance.
Keltbray Group’s Chief Executive, Brendan Kerr, who also started his careeer as an apprentice, is a great supporter of apprenticeships and training, to the extent that the company has one apprentice or intern to every 18 employees across the Group. “Just like my life was changed, I believe other peoples’ lives can be transformed by being given opportunities through practical training and work. The Prince’s Trust supports this philosophy and gets young people into work, education and training with the help of employers like ourselves. We therefore believe Keltbray and The Prince’s Trust make great partners. Paul Reilly is a shining example of this, and he is now well positioned for a future in our industry,” he said.
The Prince’s Trust’s Head of Business Development for Construction and Business Services, Mark Newby, is pleased about Keltbray’s continued support: “Keltbray has been a member of The Prince’s Trust’s Construction and Business Services Leadership Group since 2009. Their practical and financial support of the ‘Get Into’ programme has been absolutely vital in supporting hundreds of disadvantaged young people to build a sustainable career in the sector. We look forward to continuing our work together and helping more young people to turn their lives around.”
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For more information, please contact Keltbray’s head of communications, Marit Meyer-Bell, on tel. 0786 765 3392 or by email to [email protected]
Keltbray is the UK’s leading specialist engineering, construction, decommissioning and environmental services business providing fully integrated services to meet the needs of diverse projects. We are committed to engineering innovation and industry leadership in health, safety, quality and the environment. Our in-house training focuses the business on excellence and on delivering value to our clients thereby fostering long lasting relationships and partnerships.