More free construction training courses for Wandsworth and Lambeth residents

Published: 26 October 2016

Wandsworth and Lambeth residents are being offered five weeks of free training to help them begin a career in the construction industry as part of the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership’s wide-ranging local recruitment efforts.

The next entry-level training course places will be available in November for unemployed borough residents aged 19 and over.

The five-week course will provide an introduction to the industry and those who successfully complete it will receive the Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) green card, a must for anyone wanting to work on a major development site.

Course graduates will then be offered a range of help and support to help them secure work on one of the many live construction sites in Nine Elms on the South Bank.

The courses are available through the Lambeth Working and Wandsworth Work Match local recruitment teams.

These two council-run services have already helped hundreds of local people take advantage of the area’s rapidly growing jobs market and can support candidates right through the application process to improve their chances of success. 

Current vacancies available through Work Match and Lambeth Working include:

  • Apprentice stone masons
  • Carpenter’s apprentices
  • Hoist driver
  • Trainee piling operatives
  • CSCS card-holding labourers

For more information Lambeth residents should visit the Lambeth Working website.

Wandsworth residents can find out more by visiting the Wandsworth Work Match website.

About Nine Elms on the South Bank

Nine Elms on the South Bank is rapidly shaping up to become one of London’s most innovative and vibrant quarters.

The new Nine Elms Park will add to the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and a new stretch of the River Thames Walk, lined with cafes, bars shops and galleries which will give the area a rich mix of culture and green space just a few minutes from Westminster and the City.

The area will also benefit from two new Tube stations, new schools, two town centres, around 4,000 affordable homes, health centres, a high-speed data network for businesses, a second River Bus pier and a new cycling and pedestrian network.

Other key attractions in the pipeline will include a revived Battersea Power Station, the new US Embassy and a new centre for London’s food industry at New Covent Garden Market.

The district is being shaped by world leading architects, developers and planners to create a truly mixed-use district with real city centre vitality.

The regeneration programme is privately funded and does not benefit from taxpayer funding.

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