Training Providers & Colleges
Habitat for Humanity has identified three work-based training packages for local colleges and training providers.
1. Work Placements for Students on College Courses
In partnership with local colleges, we can offer placements to students who need defined experience to gain a qualification or complete a course. This approach requires very close co-ordination with each local college to achieve meaningful and measurable results for all involved.
2. Return-to-Work Programme
This is more intensive work-based training is based on getting trainees to a position where they have the necessary skills needed to start looking for work. By working with specialist partners that teach life and work skills and around timekeeping, interviews and applications, we are able to provide a valuable on-site experience to complement off-site activities.
The groups we assist include young people ‘not employed, not in education or training’ (NEETs), out-of-work individuals needing a way back into employment and women who have been victims of domestic violence seeking to rebuild their lives. By combining the on-site activity of building and refurbishing homes with life-skills, we provided a more rounded approach for people that want to get back into work. Gaining practical experience on a live construction site will also build confidence in the trainees enabling them to take a step forward in their careers.
3. College-Based On-Site Scheme:
Following the success of Donaldson Court in Banbury at least 15 of the young people who trained with us on site have moved into employment or other quality training opportunities. We are keen to replicate this model again, particularly with new build schemes or on larger refurbishment projects, with a college providing training and accreditation for a fee.
Contact us online or call David Clare (Business Development Manager) on 020 7732 0066 to find out about our forthcoming projects and how your organisation can get involved.