Success for New Youth Training Initiative
A new training partnership between North Tyneside Council, Kier North Tyneside and Justice Prince have been celebrating success as the first batch of trainees have completed the first 12 week programme.
The ‘Working Roots’ initiative currently has 15 young recruits, aged between 16-18, who have left school with few qualifications, leaving them with limited options for entering further education and employment. It’s thought that this portion of society is more at risk of unemployment, with 40% of unemployed people aged 16-25!
The trainees, aged between 16 to 18, have embarked on a training programme with Kier to learn trade skills such as fencing, gardening and decorating. They’ll also earn £50 a week and gain essential basic qualifications in math and English.
To mark the occasion, the trainees were invited to a special event at the at the council’s headquarters, where Mayor Norma Redfearn expressed her commendation for the new venture: “Our trainees have done us proud and are showing other young people – who may believe there is nothing out there for them – that there is.”
The Working Roots programme has proven how successful building partnerships can be and how much they can benefit the community as a whole. With unemployment in the North East soaring to 5.4%, one of the highest figures in the country, initiatives like this can’t come soon enough.
Health and Safety Training Ltd
Although this training course is only available for 16 – 18 year olds, at the minute, there are other options for unemployed people of all ages in the North East of England. If you are currently out of work and on active benefits, the team at Health and Safety Training Ltd offer a specialist unemployed training programme that will help you learn the skills to get you back into work.
The EDI QCF Certificate Qualification in Plant Operations offers training for a Forklift Truck, Telescopic Forklift Truck or Cherry Picker & Scissors Lift. Each of the courses are accredited by leading industry bodies, such as NPORS, RTITB and IPAF, so the resulting qualification is recognised throughout all industries in England.
Depending on the trade you’ve chosen, from construction, warehousing and distribution, to engineering, manufacturing and transport, the team can help you choose the best pathway to get there.
So if you’re looking to get back into work, but don’t know where to start – take some inspiration from the young people on the ‘Working Roots’ programme and give the Health and Safety Training a call. They’ll be able to assess your edibility and set you on the path to success and employment!Construction Industry Sees Rapid Growth in 2014 What Stops Forklifts from Tipping Over?