Local company provides free training to get people back to work - The Coventry Observer

Local company provides free training to get people back to work

LOVELL Partnerships is providing free training and long-term direct employment for local communities to get people back into work.

Working in partnership with Citizen Housing, Coventry College and WMCA, Lovell has delivered the first Multi-Skills Bootcamp, designed to educate adult learners in the city on a range of employable construction disciplines.

The course will give skills in painting and decorating, plastering, carpentry and kitchen fitting to the students – who will achieve a Level one NOCN Award in Construction Health and Safety and a Level 2 Award in Domestic Retrofit.

The students are guaranteed a job interview at the end of training.

The scheme is designed to support the company’s aim to refurbish over 10,000 homes over a decade.

Carl Yale, regional refurbishment director at Lovell, said: “This course is a fantastic way for local people to gain skills and set themselves up for a career in the industry.

“We’re faced with a skills shortage in the sector, it’s our responsibility to address this and champion the next generation of construction professionals.

“Teaching people a range of skills that are transferable into practical careers will ensure people have the proper foundations in this sector.”

Lovell also launched its We’ve Got You scheme, aimed at helping young people with experience of care or homelessness to access training.

Emma Ingram, head employer engagement and careers lead at Coventry College, said: “Coventry College is fully committed to helping the Construction industry raise awareness and respond to regional skills gaps in the West Midlands – it is our pleasure to be working with Lovell to support with their recruitment of their multi-skilled roles.”


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