Building Futures Leeds | Wates

Building Futures Leeds


1 weeks


CEG & Leeds City Council


Wates Construction North East


As part of our work with CEG & Leeds City Council, we held a week long skills course for job seekers at Forging Futures Campus, Kirkstall Forge, Leeds

The course covered Trade Taster Sessions in Plumbing & Joinery, Health & Safety and CSCS Testing

In addition, Employability skills sessions were provided, enabling all the candidates to practice their interview technique with representatives from Wates and its supply chain partners including: Fortifire, ABCA Systems, Peter Duffys, Michael Page Recruitment and O’Neill & Brennan Recruitment.

  • 10 Job Seekers
  • 70 Subsequent interviews with local employers and agencies

“It’s been a real pleasure to work alongside the team, they are a Fantastic group of people and I wish them every success. Thank you to all our supply chain partners for their interview skills. It makes such a difference to the candidates to sit in front of someone Who can potentially get them a job & for them to receive expert Feedback on ways in which they can improve. I thought the difference From the start to the finish was remarkable. At the start, they were Nervous & tentative but towards the end they were chomping at the bit To get in front of another interviewer to improve their techniques.”

Clare Gill Wates Community Investment Advisor, Construction North East.

History Of The Programme

Building Futures was launched in 2005; our award winning two week accredited vocational training programme targets adults 19+, not in education, employment or training.

It’s delivered by our training provider, Ixion, and provides basic construction learning underpinned with return to work skills, to prepare participants to make the transition into employment or training.

All graduates of the programme receive six months support post event to help find sustainable employment. To date over 1,030 people have completed the Wates Building Futures programme across the UK.