HS2 launches employment scheme with training at Brackley site


The scheme is for local people who are out of work and will help them develop new skills and progress into paid employment

A new employment scheme is being launched by some of the partners involved in the construction of HS2, to help local people who are out of work develop new skills and progress into paid employment.

A training programme aims to upskill candidates ready for work on the new railway in just two weeks.   There are 20 places available for Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire residents.

Those who successfully complete the course and the assessment day will be offered an 18-month apprenticeship, allowing them to gain nationally recognised qualifications so they can progress their career in the construction sector.

The fast-track programme is supported by the Department for Work and Pensions, who can support people who are claiming state benefits to participate in the course.

The training element of both the fast-track employment programme and the two-year apprenticeship will be delivered by The Skills Centre on-site in Brackley.

Jon Howlin, Chief Executive of The Skills Centre, said: “We are proud to be working on this landmark scheme and look forward to welcoming people through our doors to access sustainable employment and learn essential skills in the construction sector. There will be a range of opportunities for those living in the local area, thanks to the HS2 apprenticeships programme.”

The two-week fast-track training programme will begin on Monday 13th February 2023. Candidates interested in joining the programme can register their interest here.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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