Two training programmes aimed at getting more women and long-term unemployed people into careers in the construction industry are launching in Croydon later this month.

The programme for long-term unemployed people starts at 9am on 16 September at Croydon College and the programme specifically for women starts at 9am on 24 September at 12.30pm, also at Croydon College.

The training sessions will include CV workshops and interview preparation, and those completing the programme will be trained in Level 1 Health and Safety. They will also receive a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card, which identifies the holder as someone who has had the required training to safely enter and move freely on a construction site. Course attendees will also have the chance to join construction associations that represent workers and offer additional training courses.

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