Creating Confidence in Winchester

Osborne have been supporting a local college student through work placements over the last three years.

With a current skills shortage in the industry, a key aim through our work in the local community is to encourage young people to consider a career in construction and realise the variety of roles available.

Rhys joined our Repairs and Maintenance Team in Winchester working under the supervision of Darren Whitfield, Service Delivery Manager.  With our Operatives, he visited resident’s homes carrying out a variety of repairs and improvements to properties, which included assisting our carpenters with fitting door frames and installing new window casements.

The placements with Osborne have improved Rhys’s confidence, helping him to improve his knowledge of the industry in a live and busy workplace.

Lisa Hatherell, Eastleigh College Learning Assessor said, “Rhys has almost completed a two week work experience with Osborne and he has had a very positive experience working with the team on a number of different types of construction jobs.
“Rhys has really enjoyed his placement, learning new skills while strengthening and developing crucial employability skills too. Eastleigh College are very grateful for all the support Osborne has given”.

Service Delivery Manager Darren Whitfield said: “This is the third year we have supported Rhys through work experience and it has been very rewarding to know that his confidence has grown  and learnt new skills with the support of the team.

“We all have been extremely impressed with the attitude, behaviour and work ethic Rhys has shown throughout his placements, well done Rhys!”