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Residents offered green skills into employment

18 August 2015

A free landscaping, construction and horticulture course is being offered to local residents looking for work, thanks to Sanctuary Housing and Groundwork Cambridge & Peterborough.

The five week course, which is open to unemployed adults aged 18 to 65, will see participants learning practical green skills ranging from constructing a path to planting, while also improving their employability skills through practising interview techniques.

During the course there will be the opportunity to obtain the CSCS (Construction Skills Certification Scheme) card, essential in the construction industry, and also a valuable source of health and safety knowledge when working outdoors.

People taking part in the course will help construct a path and install benches and raised flower beds at Sanctuary’s Priests Meadow Court, in Ely.

All participants will receive support in searching and applying for jobs at the end of the project.

How can residents apply?

The course will run from 1 to 30 September and residents should contact Gerard Hughes for more information on 07718 042744.

This project is being funded by DWP Flexible Support Fund and by Sanctuary Group’s Community Investment Fund supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.


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