Onsite skills training scheme underway at EcoPark South

Onsite skills training is just one element of the plan to generate significant Social Value for the local community whilst delivering this flagship Resource Recovery Facility for North London.

Taylor Woodrow is partnering with the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) to provide 60 people with onsite skills training throughout the duration of the project.

Learners will gain a BTEC Level 1 Award in Work Skills & Health and Safety in the Construction Industry, leading to a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) licence. The aim is to prepare participants for work experience placements and potential employment in a range of roles across the industry.

Bukky Olose, Sustainability Manager, said "Onsite skills training is an important part of our social value plan as its a great way of showcasing the exciting and varied employment opportunities that our industry has to offer.

"We hope that through hands-on experience we can inspire more people to consider a career in engineering."

The third cohort has just finished their training, which is made up of two weeks employability and health & safety training with CONEL to achieve their CSCS licence, followed by one week of on-site training with the Taylor Woodrow team at EcoPark South.

The site element of the programme includes both practical demonstrations and shadowing members of the team, giving learners insight into construction skills ranging from the principles of surveying to the trades needed to successfully deliver a project.