Providing a platform for apprentices at Homes 2017

The subject of training and apprenticeships in construction is never far from the headlines, whether it be the state of the industry post Brexit, a lack of young people coming into the sector or changes to the way apprenticeships are funded.

The industry is facing a labour crisis and we – the construction sector – must do more to showcase the sector as an attractive career option to both young people and career changers alike.

What are we going to do about it?

Since 1970, Durkan has been working closely with our clients to bring training and employment opportunities to some of the most disadvantaged communities in London and the Home Counties. We are immensely proud of our trainees and apprentices – past and present – who have all achieved success in their chosen career paths.

So, when it comes to looking at ways to attract new talent to the sector who should we ask? Our apprentices!

At Homes 2017, we will be providing a platform for Rebecca, Dave and George to share their journeys into construction and opinions on what we can do to encourage their peers to follow this pathway.

What:    Why construction? A conversation with apprentices
When:    Thursday 23 November (10.45-11.30)
Where:   Durkan Theatre at Homes 2017, London Olympia

It’s free to attend, just click the button below to register via the Durkan guest list here.


Interested in partnerships with local authorities? Read more about our other seminar at Homes 2017 Local Authorities: new approaches to housing delivery and creating value


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