I have attached a list of short courses (under 16 hours per week) designed to support people back to work. These courses are free and are based in Acton and Barons Court campuses.
There is also an opportunity suitable for anyone who is interested in construction - please contact the Project Manager directly on firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries/referrals.
Opportunity: Construction training, CSCS card with good likelihood of employment
Timing: 8 week course, 9:30am – 3pm Thursday and Friday
Location: City of Westminster College, the Queens Park Centre, Saltram Crescent, W9 3HW (10 minutes walk from Westbourne Park underground station)
Referral process: Email me and I will meet with the client and book them a visit to the project (rolling recruitment).
Restrictions: Not open to clients on replacement medication
Westminster College have an excellent opportunity for clients interested in construction, or learning a trade. It's two days a week practical training (plastering, building stud walls, tiling, etc.) in a very supportive environment, and it's open to anyone who is willing to learn – there's no requirement to have previous experience. Clients get a CSCS card as well as learning valuable skills. The only restriction is that clients cannot be on opiate replacement medication and cannot be intoxicated while in the workshop – this is for safety reasons.
Once people graduate from the course there is an opportunity for paid site work with a social enterprise that works in partnership with the construction project – most graduates go on to find work.
The campus is 10 minutes walk from Westbourne Park station so it is easy to reach from Hammersmith / Shepherds Bush / Goldhawk Road on the Hammersmith and City Line. Travel is paid – £5 per day – and the man who runs it is a really good teacher and has a very supportive approach.
The project is closed for the next 2 weeks so interested people can sign up after Easter.
Health and Homelessness Project Coordinator
St Mungo's Broadway
13 Market Lane W12 8EZ
m: 0798 0672 286
t: 0208 735 5821
f: 0208 735 5811