Roundabout is looking for young people to join its innovative Future Builders programme to gain property renovation skills, paid work placements and secure a place to live in a shared house they have transformed into liveable accommodation.
Funded by Ovo Foundation, the programme will begin in November with 12 young trainees working on three neglected houses alongside professional contractors. Taking place over a 12 week period, the traineeship includes a college based element delivered in partnership with CTS Training, where the young people will learn a range of key skills and take part in practice interviews to improve their chances of employment after the programme. They will also be involved in the renovation of a house and will gain some skills of the building trade such as plastering, tiling and redecorating.
The aim of the traineeship will be to encourage the young people to gain property renovation skills with the intention of gaining paid work placements or apprenticeships at the end of the programme.
Successful trainees will then be able to live in the shared property they have renovated at a reduced rent for 12 months. They will receive specialist support from Roundabout to manage their budgets and gain the vital skills they need to live independently, so they are ready to move in to their own accommodation 12 months later.
Roundabout is now looking for young people between the ages of 16-24 who have a need for housing to join the programme. They must be keen to do a 12 month work placement, preferably in the construction industry. They must also be ready to start a 12 week traineeship at CTS Training, be willing to share a house with other Future Builders, be committed to finishing the programme and be looking forward to a bright independent future.
To find out more about the programme and get involved, contact Vee Slack at Roundabout on email@example.com or call her on 07885 242768.