Geon ‘BUILT UP’ Momentum at Latest Traineeship Awareness Day

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Wow what a week!

We had the pleasure of hosting our first awareness day for the BUILD UP construction programme on Tuesday and what a turn out it was. In the heart of the city centre, at the Jury’s Inn Newcastle, we welcomed a wealth of candidates (and some parents) through the doors, all itching and eager to find out more about starting a career in construction.

From socially distanced meet and greets to continual cycles of consultations and enrolling stations, the Geon team worked the room to ensure that everyone was attended to with light refreshments and questions answered.

Our employer partners were also out in force with their stalls and scaffolding alike! We were honoured to have the owners of each company attend for the entirety of the day, showcasing a real dedication and passion to meet the emerging talent, of whom we hope will become the next generation of leaders in construction.

With the BUILD UP programme catering to ages as young as 16, we understand that a parent’s role is pivotal in helping a child identify the right career path for them. Creating a safe space to ease the minds of parents is conducive to enabling young people to grow and feel confident in not only exploring their options but who they are as a person. It’s this ethos which underpins everything that our BUILD UP programme and Geon as a whole sets out to achieve, thanks to the passion and understanding of our MD Nadia, who too is a mother to a young man at candidate age. (Not that she looks it!)

With Nadia and the team paving a new way for careers in construction to be built, we successfully enrolled 46 candidates to the programme on the day, with more sign ups flying in as we speak. 

Each candidate was able to walk away with a ‘take home pack’ containing 3 training timetables for each of the employers who exhibited (RE:GEN Group, HS Scaffolding, and Shaw Construction), along with an overview of Geon, detail around the BUILD UP programme and further information on relevant job vacancies to give a real 360 on this exciting opportunity.

But the journey doesn’t stop here. Oh no, this is only the beginning. On Wednesday 21st July we progress to Stage 2 of hosting an IAG session at our offices in Clavering House to attain final details from each candidate to formulate the first cohort which will officially start the BUILD UP programme on the Monday 26th July.

And enrolment for our Build Up Warehousing Programme for Vantec begins on July 22nd , sign up here:

If there is interested candidates out there, it’s not too late to get involved! This programme is a real game changer, tailored completely to you and your interests.

We want to help you BUILD a new career in construction or warehousing, and it starts today!

If you’d like to grab a spot at our IAG session please call 0191 466 1024 or visit these links:

Build Up Construction

Build Up Warehousing

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