Employment & involvement opportunities

Wates Living Space and East Thames are creating opportunities for local people to gain skills and knowledge needed to secure employment.

Construct your career

Wates have recently employed local resident Rasheeda as an apprentice administrator.

Rasheeda said: ‘‘This is my first experience in the construction industry and I have learnt a lot in my first six months. I had my own flat upgraded a few years ago and didn’t appreciate all the work that goes on behind the scenes. I’m looking forward to seeing the project progress over the next two years as I know how much of a difference regeneration can make to the people who live here. ’’

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Construct your career

Interested in a career in construction? We can help build your future. Whatever your interest, from bricklaying and carpentry to plumbing to surveying, we can help you get started in the construction industry.

Due to the demand for qualified construction workers the programme is developing and growing to meet the demands of the industry.

Support available to learners includes:

Taster courses
Short courses to give learners the opportunity to have a go at various trades.

Accredited Qualifications
Courses available include the City and Guilds Multi Skills Qualification with on the job training and the CSCS card.

Support to find Employment
Including work experience, CV writing, interviewing skills, site visits, one to one support and links to contractors with vacancies.

Other support includes basic skills training, financial support for travel and childcare.

Construct your career graduate; Craig wanted a change of direction and to pursue his all time dream of becoming an architect – The Construct your career course has given Craig the route in to the construction industry, allowing him to work and remain on housing benefit.

‘‘Construct your career offered me just that and much more. It is like being back at college but this time with a real purpose. It is so much different when you a learning with a plan in mind about where you want to be. You can achieve so much more.

The teachers have really been inspirational. They assumed nothing about you or your background and ability and simply focused on you as an individual. I have really made some great friends on the course too.”

To register an interest on further courses contact the employment and training team on 0208 522 2221 or e-mail ete@east-thames.co.uk



The Ocean Forum is open to all residents and is a chance to meet your neighbours and the regeneration team and discuss any issues or feedback on the changes to the estate. The Ocean Forum takes place every month on the last Tuesday of the month, 6.30pm – 8.00pm, at Harford St Multicentre, 115 Harford Street, Multicentre, E1 4SG.

The next Ocean forum dates for 2012 are:

30 Oct 2012

27 November 2012

29 January 2013

Ocean forum minutes

March 2012

April 2012

May 2012


For more information contact Shane Marshall on 0208 522 3285 or email shane.marshall@east-thames.co.uk
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