Our Development Trainees create LinkedIn group for young professionals in construction
Two of our Development Trainees have set up a networking group on LinkedIn which aims to help young professionals in the construction industry.
Indy Panesar and Alex Mackness set up the group with regeneration officer at Accord Housing Halisha Kaur. They are currently in the process of growing the platform.
Indy said: “The group has been set up as a networking area for the next generation of young professionals in the construction sector.
“It aims to support, promote and invest in the progression of young people, trainees, apprentices and graduates in the construction industry.”
The group’s purpose is to help young people progress into construction related roles and influence construction and development companies to invest in the next generation of professionals.
Alex added: “It was mutually agreed between the three of us that there is a gap in the market for young people working in the construction industry. We all thought it made sense to develop of group which will benefit trainees and young people in construction.
“The group is open to anyone. People will need to request to join and we will approve people who would like to be part of the group.”
The group has been well received so far.
Indy said: “The development team here and at Accord have been very supportive with the launch of NGen. We’re still in the process of growing the platform and we are looking forward to seeing it develop.
“We would like the group to be a place where people can share their experiences and talk about their journeys.
“The group will be a place that can provide a learning curve for trainees. We hope that it will also encourage other companies to invest in young professionals like ourselves.”
You can access the group here.