The launch of a new council house development in Creswell has marked the start of a four-year partnership between our client Woodhead Group and Bolsover District Council.
The four year programme will not only deliver more than 100 high quality, energy efficient homes, over four years but will also enable Woodhead to deliver greater social value and impact for the local community.
Apprentice opportunities and the provision of a long term training and work experience programme along with partnership working with schools will be delivered for the life of the programme. The first phase of developments has already been drawn up and includes 32 dwellings spread over five sites.
In addition to the PR support we are providing for the marketing team at Woodhead, they were also keen for us to showcase the impact that the work experience programme is having locally, to demonstrate the organisations commitment to skills development and inspire young people to consider roles in the construction industry.
To do this we suggested a series of visits to site to meet with the students and produce some short video interviews to capture the thoughts and experiences of the trainees on site.
During our first visit to the Bolsover site, we met with site manager Bob Chadwick and Ben Clark, one of the work experience students. We heard first hand why it’s so important for young people looking to get into the industry to get practical experience on a construction site.