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Local jobs in Construction and the built environment will bring 27,000 new homes and at least 8,000 new jobs over the next 15 years to Waltham Forest. There is a great deal of work taking place across the borough to make sure we have the homes, workplaces, transport network, schools, health, and leisure facilities that our residents will need in the future. As the boroughs £580m Capital Delivery programme continues, we will ensure we work with partners to create local construction jobs for local people.
The construction industry has evolved, and many common past observations about working in the sector do not apply today.
The salary and benefits are very competitive compared to other sectors as a technical trainee you can earn around £25k per annum and more experienced technical workers can earn between £48k to £50k.
Speak to a qualified careers adviser at your school or college.
Qualifications offered through local colleges, gives you the opportunity to gain
Train with London Academy of Sustainable Construction (LASC) based in Leytonstone. They offer a range of construction courses, CSCS Cards through to scaffolding apprenticeships.
Free pre-employment training is available if you are 19 or older and interested in getting into Roofing, Steel Fixing and General Construction.
Kickstart work placements for six-months are open to those aged 16 to 24 who are claiming Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. To access these opportunities, you will need to go through your Jobs Centre Plus work coach.
Get support with work and job vacancies by contacting Steps into Work
Use the skills you have developed over years in IT, project management, quality assurance, design, commercial awareness, and HR and apply it to the construction and built environment sector
Construction is one of the key sectors LBWF‘s Employment Brokerage service focus on, linking jobs to Waltham Forest residents and helping to build a strong local work force in the Construction industry. Our support is tailored specifically to each and every one of our service users, creating a more personable approach.
We source and engage:
Joanna Dahlgren, Social Value & SROI Lead: Joanna.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Social Value team book in meetings with developers following the forum to discuss SV commitments and this includes the promotion of apprenticeships, particularly within the high degree level. We are currently having these conversations to ensure developers are aware on how they can include apprenticeships within their projects, in particular those that have made commitments against this measure.
Special projects are being used within conversations to ensure contractors/developers are aware of this and how they can go about to incorporate this measure within the Social Value Delivery Plans.
Local Training Providers and Support with Work Placements – support to achieve s106 and Social Value commitments
There are 2 main training providers in the borough that deliver training in Apprenticeships and qualifications in the sector. They could also support with work placements and work experience.
Sara Calvo, Business Development Manager: email@example.com
The length of an apprenticeship is detailed in the Apprenticeship Framework which can be found on the apprenticeships website. Where possible, we expect all apprenticeships to complete their courses (or employers to make best efforts to do so). This makes good business sense for the employer and for the sector that desperately needs a new talent pipeline given the number of vacancies and an aging workforce.
You can utilise your company’s apprenticeship levy payment to pay for the training and the employer pays for the salary and travel expenses. If you do not pay the levy you can draw down other company’s unused levy.
Contact Waltham Forest College or LASC to discuss Apprenticeships in more detail.
You can advertise apprenticeship vacancies on the national Apprenticeship website. To get the best chance of getting local labour candidates, please contact Zaid Al-Sayyah, Opportunities Programme Manager: Zaid.Al-Sayyah@walthamforest.gov.uk.
Where possible, the Council encourages developers / contractors to consider higher level apprenticeships, to meet the needs of the current and future workforce.