Helping Londoners find a bright green future
With GLA-funding a consortium of partners, including West London Business, has launched the West London Green Skills Hub. Programme updates will feature jobs, training courses, apprenticeships, work placements and other opportunities as they spring-up across West London’s growing green sector.
Look out for the Quality Mark
FIVE LONDON colleges have recently been awarded a Mayor’s Skills Academies ‘Quality Mark’ for their green skills training. Two are based in West London; Harrow & Uxbridge Colleges and West London College. In total, 25 London adult education providers have been awarded the prestigious Quality Marks across the Mayor’s six priority sectors, viewed as key to London’s recovery and helping Londoners into good work. The priority areas are Green Skills, Creative Industries, Digital, Health & Social Care, Hospitality and Construction. To view the GLA’s media announcement click here. The full list of Quality Mark training providers can be found here.
London’s biggest jobs & training fair coming soon
WEMBLEY STADIUM will shortly open its doors to over 150 employers, colleges, training providers and universities for London’s biggest jobs and training fair. The event, to be held on 21st July, provides a unique chance to meet with employers face-to-face to find out about current vacancies and apply for jobs directly. Also on offer are careers workshops, the chance to brush-up on interview skills and receive careers guidance. To attend you must register in advance here.
Go green for free with Better Futures+
A FREE business and sustainability support package designed to help London’s SMEs grow their businesses, cut costs and make their journey to Net Zero faster and easier is open for your application.
The Better Futures+ programme, funded by the Mayor of London’s Green New Deal and the London Business Hub is worth thousands to participants and offers:
• 12-month access to a carbon calculator;
• business leadership webinars, workshops and masterclasses.
• peer-to-peer learning; and
• the chance to apply for a free half-day with a specialist consultant
To find out more and register click here.
Booming bike opportunities
LONDON’s BOOMING bike industry is creating growing numbers of job, training and volunteering opportunities. Bikeworks, an award-winning community-based social enterprise currently has a number of job vacancies including cycle taxi pilots, cycle and e-scooter instructors and mechanics. It also offers a wide range of opportunities including; L1 and L2 City & Guilds Mechanic courses, a Level 2 Award in ‘Instructing cycle training’, employability and skills training, together with the opportunity to volunteer with inclusive cycling clubs to help people discover the benefits and joys of cycling.
Get work-ready for environmental jobs
SEVEN SHORT courses designed to help people get work-ready for landscaping and environmental jobs are on offer at Maydencroft’s Windsor training academy. The courses, which all start soon, are: Tree planting and aftercare; Ecology awareness; Invasive non-native species awareness; Introduction to tree surveying; Oak processionary moth awareness; Oak processionary moth removal; and Biosecurity awareness. The course programme can be found here. Information on Maydencroft’s apprenticeship programme and job vacancies can be found here.
Helping change the face of construction
UNEMPLOYED WOMEN interested in discovering the many, varied and exciting career opportunities that construction has to offer are invited to register their interest with Women into Construction the independent, not-for-profit organisation that promotes gender equality in construction. On offer is advice, training, work placements, mentoring, jobs and more. Employers keen to support are also encouraged to get involved. Details here.
Study ‘Climate Change & Environmental Awareness’ at your own pace
YOU CAN now study Understanding Climate Change and Environmental Awareness Level 2 online, at a time that suits you and at your own pace. West London College is offering the fully online course to people aged 19+ and who have been UK residents for three or more years. The course includes modules to help learners understand climate change, sustainability and environmental protection; resource efficiency & waste management; and industry and the environment. To find out more or register for a place click here.
Easy way to calculate your personal carbon footprint
YOU CAN calculate your own personal annual carbon footprint with an easy-to-use carbon calculator produced by Prof. Mike Berners-Lee founder of Small World Consulting and Professor at Lancaster University’s Environment Centre. Click here to measure your own carbon footprint and see how you compare to the average for people in the UK, America, China and India. It only takes a few minutes and the results might surprise you.
Get clued-up on green skills & jobs in West London
IF YOU want to get clued-up about the scale of West London’s growing green economy, green jobs and skills then help is at hand. A report, produced for West London Alliance by WPI Economics and the Institute for Employment Studies has the answers. The report takes a close look at green jobs and skills in the West London sub-region (made up of Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon and Hounslow) and predicts 64,000 jobs by 2030. Report here.
Workforce diversity – your chance to inspire
A CALL has gone out from the Mayor of London to employers who would like to get involved in how the GLA-funded Workforce Integration Network (WIN) can improve its employer diversity toolkits and other resources. An online co-design session will be held on 19th July, enabling employers to give their views on diversity and inclusion. The session also provides the opportunity to advise on how WIN’s toolkits, designed to tackle under-representation in the workplace, can be made as engaging, user-friendly and inspiring as possible. Click here to find out more.
Route into construction – via Barnet
YOUNG PEOPLE who are residents of the LB Barnet now have the chance to start a career in construction. The borough’s ‘Routes into Construction’ programme is seeking 16–24-year-olds, not currently in education, training or a job. The programme, which is recruiting now, provides a range of activities including: mentoring, site safety, health & safety, CSCS card and CV writing. For full details call Barnet’s Education & Learning Service on 07707 276881 or 07707 277143. Employers able to offer work placements are very welcome to get involved