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A-Plant helps young people through Prince’s Trust initiative

A-Plant has made a firm commitment to help disadvantaged young people across the UK by joining the Prince’s Trust Construction and Business Services Leadership Group (CBSLG) through its parent company Ashtead Group plc.

As members of CBSLG, A-Plant will participate in the Get into Construction programme which allows young people to gain experience in the industry, as well as a qualification that will help them take their next step into employment. The programme helps young people who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law.

A-Plant’s Chief Executive Officer Sat Dhaiwal said: “We’re very proud to be part of the Prince’s Trust Get into Construction Programme and be given the opportunity to work with young people to upskill them, offer work experience and ultimately provide employment opportunities to help them pursue a career in the construction industry.”

As part of the programme, A-Plant will look to offer work placements and training to young people in the community, helping them to gain a qualification such as the CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card. Following the placement, participants will be considered for potential apprenticeships or employment and will be offered six months progression support from the Prince’s Trust to further assist them to progress into employment, education or training. The Prince’s Trust helps change young lives in the UK by giving practical and financial support to disadvantaged 14-30 year olds. Since the Trust was founded in 1976, it has supported 600,000 young people.