Briggs and Forrester Living recently concluded a two week work placement for two local young people on the St George’s Chelsea Creek Block F Site, shadowing our Mechanical and QA supervisors Tom Wood and Allister Skelly.
This opportunity was put forward to the Briggs and Forrester Site Staff by St George as part of the Berkeley Foundation whose aim is to build a society in which every young person can thrive. One of the many charities and organisations that the Berkeley Foundation supports is The Change Foundation who run a programme called Street Elite. This focuses on the hardest to reach 18-25 year olds whom may have become disengaged from society and offers them support and mentoring over a significant period of time. Once they have completed the programme they are offered a two week work placement.
Briggs and Forrester, as well as supporting a variety of charities through our own foundation, encourage and promote opportunities for the next generation. We are a member of the 5% club which encourages the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.
Here's what our two work placement interns Khalid and Liban had to say about their experience...
“I’ve learnt a lot from this placement with Briggs & Forrester. I’ve learnt that health and safety is essential everywhere you go and you need to be aware of any hazards that may occur”
"There was never a time I felt bored, I was always given a task"
- Khalid Mohammed
“I can see myself working in this industry, especially plumbing or the electrical side of this industry because these trades are in demand in this day and age...”
"Whilst being here I have gained some real life skills that are very useful. For example changing sockets and lights and how water travels through the apartment and many others"
- Liban Gutale