12.02.2021 National Apprenticeship Week at Elephant and Castle

This week, we’re celebrating National Apprenticeship Week, during which employers and apprentices from across Britain come together to raise awareness around the success of apprenticeships, and encourage even more people to choose an apprenticeship as a pathway to a great career. Here at Elephant and Castle, we are committed to providing employment and apprenticeship opportunities for local people.

Meet an Elephant and Castle Apprentice

After several years in retail and personal training, Ewart decided he wanted to work in the construction industry. He completed a construction skills course with the TfL Mayor’s Construction Academy Hub – with Keltbray, one of the training delivery partners with TfL.

Ewart was consequently contacted by the Social Value team with the opportunity to become a Trainee Asbestos Remover in Elephant & Castle. After shining in his interview, Ewart began early this year and has hit the ground running, continuing to prosper in his role further each day.

This work is even more special to Ewart as a local resident and he has said it feels rewarding working on a project that he has a personal connection to, and that he is pleased to be part of the redevelopment. The flexibility of the work programme in Elephant and Castle has also allowed him to spend more time at home with his 11-year-old son to help with home schooling – a task too many of us have had to master during lockdown!

We’d like to wish Ewart and all of our apprentices a happy apprenticeship week, and say a big thank you for all of your hard work at Elephant and Castle.

What is an apprenticeship?

In an apprenticeship, you are employed to do hands on work along experienced staff as part of your formal qualification, and paid a wage to do so.

Is an apprenticeship right for you?

Here are some key reasons on why people should consider an apprenticeship:

• Apprentices earn a salary at the same time as studying for their qualification, combining study with earning money
• Apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications which can lead you onto many pathways in your career
• Apprentices gain hands on experience rather than purely theoretical knowledge, and receive guidance and coaching advice as they go
• Apprentices have a great opportunity to network and build relationships with people they meet, who can help them develop their careers in future
• Apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications which can lead you onto many pathways in your career

You can find out more about local apprenticeship opportunities here: www.southwark.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/apprenticeships





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