BUILDING Futures East (BFE) based at Walker Riverside, Newcastle, aims to provide a training environment and experience of the highest quality to local residents.
It offers free part-time (two days per week for 22 weeks) foundation courses in construction with no upper age limit for the courses.
As part of the growing plans to be one of Newcastle City’s leading voluntary sector organisations, the focus of BFE is one of connecting local people to local jobs, providing high quality employment related training and associated support, and of helping to develop and deliver community regeneration plans across the city.
The organisation opened its doors in the summer of 2006 and to date a number of former learners are well on their way to full modern apprenticeships or other opportunities within the industry.
BFE recognises that not all people who have the potential to be skilled in an area of construction have the qualifications to access some courses, so it is not essential to hold any formal qualifications – however, literacy, numeracy, employability skills and ICT at a level suitable to the client form part of every course on offer. Short courses in first aid, health and safety at work and manual handling are also available, so in six months learners could move on with a CV full of qualifications, skills and the confidence to progress into work or further training.
All employment-related training opportunities at BFE have various start dates throughout the year. Applicants must live in Newcastle’s Working Neighbourhoods area.
For more information or an application please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (0191) 263-2752.