We aim to support our residents in the communities we work in, especially where there is long-term change and deprivation. We see this work as at the core of what we do.
Earlier this year, we partnered with Transport for London (TfL) and other housing associations like Tower Hamlets Homes, L&Q and Swan Housing to deliver a construction recruitment event. 21 employers with a range of vacancies and apprenticeships took part, and attendees also benefitted from one-to-one sessions given by two construction training organisations.
Around 300 people attended – 52 of them NHG residents – from Tower Hamlets, Newham, Hackney and Waltham Forest.
During the event we found a number of residents didn't have the right qualifications and requirements to work in the construction industry. To help these, and residents like them, we have teamed up with TfL to offer free construction training with 'Construction Skills Certification Scheme Cards' in:
• L1 Award in Health and Safety Awareness
• Manual handling
• Asbestos awareness
• Mental resilience and
• Better communication
The training will give an introduction to the industry, and provide key skills and hands-on training. Residents who complete the training will be given preference when applying for employment opportunities.
If you are interested in construction or other job and training opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org