Westminster students get an insight into the world of work thanks to CityWest Homes

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CWH volunteers at Pimlico Academy

Students at Pimlico Academy in Westminster have been getting career focused thanks to volunteers from CityWest Homes and their contractors. 

On 9 July, 17 volunteers from CityWest Homes and their partnered contracts United Living, Morgan Sindall and Oakray spent the morning with year 10 students at the school to provide careers advice and guidance. 

Volunteers worked in pairs with the students to help them write personal statements and understand what skills and attributes should be highlighted when applying for jobs. 

Sarah Essaye, Raising Aspirations Co-ordinator at Pimlico Academy said “Thank you so much to CityWest Homes and their contractors for your help and support with these activities. 

“Everybody was very pleased with the day and we certainly couldn’t have done it without you!”

The morning was organised as part of CityWest Homes’ commitment to provide social value through their long-term major works and repairs contracts. In addition to this, CityWest Homes has now helped United Living to partner with Pimlico Academy to provide work experience, apprenticeship opportunities and curriculum support to their students in the future. 

Kelly Bailey, Funding and Social Value Manager at CityWest Homes said “It was really inspiring to work with the students and give them an insight into potential careers.

“This is just one of the ways our long-term contracts will support Westminster’s communities over the coming years and I look forward to seeing the positive impact we can have on even more young people’s lives going forward.”

As well as partnering with local schools, as part of CityWest Homes’ long-term major works and repairs contracts, over 400 apprenticeship, training and employment opportunities will be available for Westminster residents over the next 10 years.

Visit our employment pages to find out about opportunities with our contractors.