Another Year, Another Work Placement in Dacorum

Bridging the gap between education and employment, the Osborne team have been instrumental in continuing to help deliver a work-based learning programme for young people through Astley Cooper School in Hemel Hempstead.

We have recently welcomed one student, Tiago Baia at our Dacorum Borough Council contract two days a week for a six month period. The other three days Tiago will spend in school completing the Pre-Apprenticeship Programme.

Tiago is going to be shadowing our multi trades operatives, and learning a wide array of new skills and building confidence.

Another student, Katy Simpson was struggling to find a placement and we were only too happy to offer her a position shadowing our Community Investment Manager two days a week until May 2020. Katy will be getting involved in the preparation of organising various events across the borough and will have the opportunity to meet our inspiring community partners.

Richard O’Brien, Coordinator of the Pre-Apprenticeship Programme at Astley Cooper School said:

“Osborne provides us with our top Pre-Apprenticeship Placement, it’s held up as an example to every other employer that works with us and all our students want to take it. Not for the first time, Osborne came to the rescue of the programme by offering Katy a placement. This exciting opportunity will hopefully open her eyes to what a great business can offer a talented young person like her”.

Sarah Askey, Osborne Community Investment Manager, said:

“With a skills shortage in the Industry, one of our key aims through our work in the local community is to encourage young people to consider a career in construction. The Work-Based Learning Programme has been the perfect way to achieve this and we look forward to the placements beginning every year”.