We are pleased to announce that we have secured funding to expand our employability services across London.
Following two successful initiatives in five boroughs in South London, this further funding will allow us to launch a new project providing pre-employability support and training to those not currently working across the whole of London*.
Beginning in April, we will be delivering two-week-long, employer-led Sector-Based Work Academy programmes in which candidates will learn essential employability skills. There will also be opportunities to complete CSCS Health & Safety Training leading to a Level 1 qualification and to sit a CITB test for a Green Card, and to attend site visits, work experience, and a guaranteed or mock job interview.
The overall aim of this project is to raise the profile of and remove barriers to Construction and the Built Environment as an exciting career choice, by means of personal experience, careers information and mentoring support.
Philip Mills – Project Director, Building Pathways said:
‘We are excited to be working with our employer and training partners to provide out of work Londoners access to training and employment opportunities, especially at a time when we know they will need this type of support the most.’
About the funders
This has been made possible by an EQUIP Community Grant, funded by the ESFA Community Training programme**, in association with the Paddington Development Trust (PDT), a charity that works to promote urban regeneration in areas of social and economic deprivation. EQUIP Community Grants support small organisations offering employment and skills programmes.
*Eligibility criteria apply – full details when registration opens on April 1st.
**The ESFA Community Training programme is funded by the European Social Fund and the Education Skills Funding Agency