Green skills for the future
We're working with developer London Square and The Skills Centre to give people in Islington training in green skills.
Thomas, who lives on a Peabody estate, is one of 11 residents who recently completed our free taster course. As well as getting a CSCS Labourers Card, participants learned about new technologies, modern ways to build, and achieved qualifications in health and safety and environmental awareness.
Our goal is to provide a pool of talented people who can work on the site of the former Holloway Prison, where we are committed to building a great new neighbourhood with 985 new homes including 60% affordable housing, a 1.4-acre public park, and facilities for everyone to enjoy. Work on the site is expected to begin at the end of 2022, and 51 apprenticeships will be created as a result.
Thomas hopes that finishing the course will be the first step towards changing his life by getting a job in construction.
He says, "I learned a lot from the green skills course. I liked getting to know new people and picking up new skills. I want to get my HGV licence or work as a scaffolder after I finish this course. I hope to get a job at Holloway Park in the future.”