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National Apprenticeship Week – Schools Open Day

As the world faces up to the challenges presented by climate change, young people have rarely before had the opportunity to directly shape the environment around them.

On behalf of ourselves, Transport for London and the London Legacy Development Corporation, and as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2022, we will be hosting an event that will showcase the pathways available to young people who want to shape the world around them by embarking on exciting, sustainable and long-term careers in construction and the built environment.

There are many rewarding pathways into construction and the built environment – some of which may surprise you. It is an industry that creates opportunities for all.

The event will be open to local schools and will be a great opportunity to step out of the classroom and allow students to gain an understanding of the construction industry, in a fun, and practical way at Build East, our purpose-built training centre on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Throughout the day there will be various activities to help inspire students and provide a true insight into our industry including:

  • Designing, engineering and constructing activities
  • Excavator simulators and virtual reality
  • Live demonstrations
  • Insight into sought after Digital and Green Skills learning programmes

We will also be joined by industry-renowned employers who will be on hand to provide their experiences of the industry, the pathways available and real-world examples of construction and built environment careers. There really has never been a better time to explore what pathways are available for a career in construction and the built environment.

This event will be open to local schools, to express an interest please contact us here.


National Apprenticeship Week - TFL and The Skills Centre Earls Court

Interested to find out more about training and opportunities at Transport for London (TFL) and the Skills Centre Earls Court?

Join our Community and Strategic Director John White MBE as he hosts an interactive session explaining the many career possibilities and pathways into construction.

John will be joined by TFL who have an ambitious housing programme that will provide more than 20,000 homes, with 50 per cent affordable housing across all sites brought to the market since May 2016. Construction has already started on some 1,500 and we have thousands of more homes coming forward.

As an apprentice, your five-year development programme will be made up of up to eight placement rotations. Our aim is to equip you with the range of skills and experience you need for a successful career in the property sector.

This online session will provide a great insight into our recently opened Earl's Court skills centre, the opportunities there and the construction training currently available right now.

Book your place at this online session here.


National Apprenticeship Week Launch

To begin our National Apprenticeship Week 2022 celebrations, our Southwark Construction Skills Centre will be exhibiting at the Surrey Quays jobs fair and running live construction demonstrations.

If you are looking to take advantage of the incredible job opportunities in construction right now – join us for the Surrey Quays jobs fair.

Have you ever wondered what type of skills and training you need to join the construction industry? Our live demonstrations will show you exactly this!

Joining us on the day will be industry-renowned employers, including Galldris and HG Construction, along with our Southwark Construction Skills Centre team who will be sharing their experiences of the industry, the pathways available and real-world examples of a successful career in construction.

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