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Office design company Rap Interiors taking part in a skills workshop with Construction Youth Office design company Rap Interiors taking part in a skills workshop with Construction Youth

Rap Interiors Lends Hand at Construction Skills Workshop

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Rap Interiors recently teamed up with Construction Youth Trust to take part in a community centre renovation project. Located at Fleetdown Community Centre in Dartford, the project entailed refurbishing several rooms and creating a sensory board for nursery children.

Our interior designer Alice Carr was responsible for overseeing the sensory board creation for the nursery. She assisted by giving guidance to the local young people, who, with the help of Construction Youth Trust, are learning the skills they need to find work in the construction industry.

Over the course of the week, the young people succeeded in refurbishing the community centre and learned some valuable skills along the way, from painting & decorating to carpentry. These skills helped them to create the sensory board which will undoubtedly add a touch of fun and colour to the nursery.

Alice says: “I had a great time helping the guys to create the sensory board. They all did really well during the week and I was impressed with their enthusiasm and willingness to learn. It’s great that Construction Youth Trust is helping young people in this way and I was delighted when they asked me to lend a hand. I look forward to hearing how the young people progress in the construction industry; based on this evidence I’m sure they will all enjoy successful careers!”

Prior to this venture, Rap also took on work experience student Maddie, who was interested in interior design. Maddie also came to Rap via Construction Youth Trust and spent the week with the design department. During that time, she created a mood board and tried her hand at Computer Aided Design (CAD) software.

You can learn more about Maddie’s work experience here

Construction Youth young people creating a mood board with fit out contractors Rap Interiors Construction Youth young people creating a mood board with fit out contractors Rap Interiors

A Word with Donna Jones, Senior Programme Manager, Construction Youth

“A fantastic addition to the design team for the Fleetdown Community Centre project. Alice Carr a design assistant from Rap Interiors led the way working alongside the  young people to create an impressive sensory board for the nursery children. At CYT we rely on this type of support from local companies to provide inspiration role models reaching out a helping hand to those young people struggling to make the transition from school into work. A big thank you to Rap and especially Alice for engaging and motivating the cohort to complete this ambitious project!”

Construction Youth Trust is a charity with an aim to inspire and enable young people to overcome barriers and discover a career in the construction sector. The trust has hubs in a number of locations, including Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, Westminster, Barking & Dagenham, Lambeth, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Ebbsfleet.

You can find out more about Construction Youth Trust here

Construction student painting and decorating at Fleetdown Community Centre in Dartford Construction student painting and decorating at Fleetdown Community Centre in Dartford

Wishing all the Students the Best for the Future

Everyone at Rap Interiors would like to wish all the young people involved in the skills workshop all the best for the future. Rap would also like to thank Construction Youth Trust for inviting Alice to get involved in this fulfilling venture.

If you know someone who would like to get into the construction industry, why not get in touch with Rap? Find out more via our “Work for Us” page here.