United Living host Lewisham work experience students
Two young work experience students from Lewisham are being taken through a structured work placement with United Living.
The placement is in partnership with the EY Foundation, a charity set up by Ernst & Young (EY) which supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in getting ready for the world of work. The work experience is aimed at highlighting careers within the construction sector and enhancing the students own skillset.
Sharon Douglas, Community Development Officer at United Living, said: “We took our work experience students up in the hoist at Hatfield and Gerrard to the top of the towers. They started off being unsure in regards to being at height, but by the end they were elated with their achievement of overcoming their fear. This was part of their time with us learning about the extensive fire safety and refurbishment works at this site, and they are gaining valuable insights into the industry.”
At Hatfield Close and Gerrard House the final stages of fire safety improvements on behalf of Lewisham Homes are ongoing. Fire safety improvements that are now in place for all blocks include a new automatic opening vent (AOV) system, new roofing, sprinkler systems, new bathroom windows and structural enhancement. Over the next stage of the project as the new cladding is applied, new kitchens and bathrooms are also being fitted to bring further boosts to resident experience.