The scheme has seen approximately 146 businesses sign a Youth Pledge, which shows that they are committed to giving young people opportunities in the industry.
(PRWEB UK) 25 July 2013
According to HVP on July 18 in the article ‘Colleges Inspired by Test Drive Talent Success,’, the initiative Test Drive Talent that was set up by Summit Skills has seen colleges taking over the methods.
Summit Skills released in a statement that the scheme has seen approximately 146 businesses sign a Youth Pledge, which shows that they are committed to giving young people opportunities in the industry and helping them gain the skills they need to successfully find employment. Throughout the project, over 270 employers have given placements to students aged over 16 who are studying on courses related to the plumbing or engineering industries.
The initiative has seen companies involve students in their average day-to-day routine, ensuring that they learn whilst benefiting from experience and the opportunity to develop their skills.
To date, approximately 54 people have found employment because of the Test Drive Talent scheme, with the majority of others finding an apprenticeship.
Neil Collishaw, of SummitSkills, told HVP that:
"Students selected for these placements are the high achievers in their class and can bring new perspectives and the latest knowledge and skills to a business."
Renowned for their Ilford plumbers, the specialists at We Fix Now keep up to date with news in the plumbing industry and were interested in news of this scheme. A spokesperson for the company commented on the news:
"It is welcome news that so many businesses are giving young people who are looking to work in the plumbing industry the chance to gain valuable experience. Work experience gives young people the opportunity to gain more experience and build on their skills. It is important that the plumbing industry is continually evolving and young people gaining experience is an important way of continuing this development. We look forward to seeing the impact these work experience placements have on the future of the industry."
We Fix Now is a London-based company providing emergency plumbers and electricians throughout the M25 and surrounding counties. Renowned for their fast and effective service, the firm also specialise in unblocking drains, fixing central heating and boilers and sorting problems with gas. With a strong focus on customer service, We Fix Now prides itself on providing fully qualified and experienced engineers day and night, every day of the year.