4041 helps youngsters get into construction

A new commercial venture has been launched in North Tyneside to help more young people in the region get into construction and property industries by fixing them up with temporary work.

Known as 4041, it employs youngsters in a number of trades including plumbing and heating services, electrical, bricklaying, joinery, painting and decorating.

4041 will work with businesses previously affected by the economic climate that have secured new work but are not yet stable enough to create full time permanent jobs.

It is hoped that this venture will build skills in the region, at the same time as helping construction companies withstand the current financial climate.

Project manager of 4041 Katie Moody said “We currently have a chicken and egg situation whereby young people need to find work but without experience that task is more difficult. 4041 offers a cost effective supply and recruitment service for other employers who need a part-skilled worker.

“By appointing a young person from 4041 significant training costs will have been saved and that person is able to make a positive contribution from day one.

“ Apart from assisting employers to get projects completed on time, taking on a 4041 employee will provide the satisfaction of knowing they have both helped a young person with career progression and played a part in retaining the skills within the region.”

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