The hub in Whitechapel – known as Futures Foundry from Mount Anvil – will offer 1,000 young Londoners a variety of activities, ranging from site visits to health and safety days.
It’s based at the Silk District, Mount Anvil’s joint venture with L&Q.
The programme will also help those keen to explore a career in construction.
Killian Hurley, CEO at Mount Anvil (pictured above, second row, centre), said that young people were the future of the industry.
“Despite this, approaches to tackling the skills shortage have been much like closing the stable door after the horse has bolted.
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“By the time a young person reaches apprenticeship age, they’re likely to have formed a negative opinion of what life in the construction industry is like – a misconception that we’re keen to overhaul.
“Active, innovative and early engagement should help us to reach the talent of tomorrow.
“We firmly believe in showing the next generation of talent first-hand via our Futures Foundry from Mount Anvil initiative just what kind of career options are available to them.”
Also pictured: Bow School sixth-form pupils with the Mount Anvil team (centre: Mari Chisholm, Bryn Parker, Owen Lynam, Richard Rothwell, Thomas Lane); councillor Rachel Blake, deputy mayor of Tower Hamlets; Marcus Bate (Mount Anvil) and Fiona Fletcher-Smith (JV partner, L&Q).