“Werneth is Changing” – Careers in Construction Event

Careers in construction event will take place on the 28th May 2011 as part of the community engagement programme for the Werneth Primary Care Centre scheme. The job fair will run between  10 am and 2 pm  on the side car park at Prospect House, Featherstall Road South, Oldham, OL9 6HT (entrance via Railway Road). The event will be formally opened by the worshipful Mayor of Oldham, Councillor Richard Knowles at 10 am.

Werneth Primary Care Centre is the sixth new facility to be developed by Community 1st Oldham in partnership with NHS Oldham. Mansell are constructing the new centre, providing state of the art community health facilities for the people of Werneth, on behalf of these partners. The event is jointly sponsored by Mansell Construction and Community 1st Oldham, and hosted by DCT Civil Engineering. 

Community 1st and their partner Mansell are committed to local social and economic regeneration and have seen the current construction project in Werneth as a perfect opportunity to engage with local young people leaving school and those who are looking to develop a career in construction.

Mansell have engaged with local organisation J21, which is a Local Labour in Construction Initiative (LLiC), a new partnership between four pivotal organisations working to counter the skills shortage and ensure that local people benefit from employment and training opportunities created from large-scale public investment projects.

Since signing the J21 charter, Mansell have provided a number of work placements for students helping them to gain the valuable hands-on experience required to secure future employment. 

The Careers in Construction event will take this one step further, and will allow attendees to get information on how to enter a career in construction and the local opportunities available to them:

Get the Knowledge – Find out about courses and careers in construction and meet the agencies that can help. Get information on the Balfour Beatty Apprenticeship programme for the North West.

Be inspired – meet the developers and housing associations that are making Werneth a better place to live.

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