We are delighted to announce a number of new training opportunities for young people in construction. These opportunities have been created by the Green Skills Partnership, working together with Unite Trade Union and the Construction Workforce Operative and Apprentice Training Agency (CWOATA). Successful candidates will work on the redevelopment at Battersea Power Station.
Through our partnership with Green Skills Partnership, we will be putting a number of young people engaged through Divert and the Passion Project forward as candidates for these training opportunities. This is just the first positive development to come from our recent co-operation agreement with the Green Skills Partnership, which empowers us to use our combined resources to focus on achieving social value through a variety of initiatives like this.
The training opportunities will last for five weeks and consist of: a week’s pre-employment programme, two weeks incubation and two weeks unpaid work experience, where the students will learn the skills and protocols they need to conduct work safely.
Candidates who successfully complete the five-week training will be guaranteed full-time employment by CWOATA. These employment opportunities will be supported by Unite in the form of mentorship, ensuring the young people involved receive the sustained support they need to transition into employment successfully.