youngsters from Sheffield and Rotherham areas were invited to meet potential employers at a ‘speed-interviewing’ style event in the hope of securing a construction apprenticeship.
The event took place at Sheffield City College and was organised by CITB-ConstructionSkills.
The youngsters had applied for an apprenticeship through the Industry Training Board.
Employers conducting interviews at the event included Kier, KeepMoat and Taylor Wimpey – all having apprenticeship places on offer.
Each employer was also on hand to impart valuable careers advice and give feedback on interview techniques.
Pam Lee, CITB careers adviser for South Yorkshire, said: “Not only has the event given the youngsters the opportunity to impress and potentially secure a job, it has given them the chance to find out more about the industry.