Open Day offers free training and local job opportunities for Southwark residents

Posted Tue, 4th May 2021 Author Adam Sheppard Read Time 6 mins

Southwark residents are invited to learn more about free construction training opportunities at an Open Day at our new site in Canada Street, Canada Water, on Thursday, 29th July from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Local people who may have recently been made redundant, are looking to retrain, return to work following furlough, or just an extended work break are invited to come along to find out about the training available. The Open Day will, of course, be fully Covid compliant.

Up to 500 Southwark residents will be offered free construction and digital skills training at the Southwark Construction Skills Centre in the coming months, thanks to a partnership between The Skills Centre, The Blue Bermondsey, Big Local Works and Southwark Council.

Those taking part in the training will have direct access to job opportunities at the £500million redevelopment of the former Peek Frean biscuit factory and at ongoing works at Canada Water and Old Kent Road developments.

John White MBE, Director of Southwark Construction Skills Centre (SCSC), said: “Here at SCSC, we have trained thousands of people from all over London since opening in 2016, and have helped them start their new careers in construction.

“With so many big construction projects going on in and around Southwark at the moment, we think it’s important that the local community benefits from these job opportunities as much as possible, and so we are looking to help secure local training and jobs, for local people.

“The range of opportunities in construction may surprise some people – come along to find out. No previous experience is required as we have a programme of pre-employability training to get people started on their new career in construction.”

The Southwark Construction Skills Centre also includes a community digital classroom at the new site in Canada Street, Canada Water. This facility will be open to all Southwark residents and offer digital skills training to help those who might find themselves out of work because of the pandemic or need digital refresher courses.

  • Construction is a career for all – find out more!
  • No previous experience is required!
  • Hear from trainees
  • Meet the trainers
  • Meet the employers
  • Find out more about free courses available to you

Find us here:

Southwark Construction Skills Centre,
Canada Street
Surrey Quays Road
SE16 7PJ

11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

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