Free training sessions being held during school summer holidays

School pupils living in Leeds can try construction for free during the school summer holidays.

Sessions will run every Tuesday and Wednesday throughout August for 13 to 17-year-olds who go to school in Pudsey, Calverley, Farsley, Farnley and Wortley.

They will be held in the Apprentice Training Academy of mechanical, electrical and public health specialist G&H Group’s headquarters.

Based in Pudsey, G&H Group co-created community interest company Building Futures Together to provide a live, real world environment for young people to experience construction.

Youngsters will learn a variety of plumbing, electrical and fabrication skills that are needed on-site in major construction projects.

The sessions are supported by Leeds City Council after its Outer West Leeds Community Committee approved a grant from its Wellbeing Fund for the next 12 months.

It follows the success of Building Futures Together’s workshops last summer where over 70 pupils took part.

Building Futures Together helps pupils forge careers in construction, especially those who are hard to engage with at school, don’t know what they want to do when they leave and those who have fallen in with the wrong crowd.

To book a place or for more information contact John Thornton on 07970 463594 or via email: