inews.co.uk reports about John and Frezghi and says Manchester employers have a duty to help homeless people find work

Frezghi & John (UoM)Two formerly homeless men are celebrating after finding work with the University of Manchester, as it honours its pledge to the city’s Homelessness Charter. Frezghi Teklemichael (29), arrived in the UK as an asylum seeker from Eritrea, where he had previously worked as a teacher.

Following a successful application for asylum, he became homeless after financial support from the National Asylum Support Service ended. John Jackson, who is 23 and from Ancoats, had been unemployed for over 12 months and was living in the homeless tent community in Manchester.

John Jackson, who is 23 and from Ancoats, had been unemployed for over 12 months and was living in the homeless tent community in Manchester.

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Read more at https://inews.co.uk/essentials/lifestyle/work/manchester-employers-duty-help-homeless-people-find-work/

Our University of Manchester Construction Academy is back!

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER – CONSTRUCTION ACADEMY

We will be launching our next Construction Academy this month, and the new academy will feature a 2 week training course, a CSCS test and card followed by a 4 week work placement with one of the University of Manchester’s main construction partners. After successful completion of the course and work placement, a guaranteed job interview will be offered.

The academy will offer the following qualifications:

  • City & Guilds Level 1&2 award in Employability
  • City & Guilds Level 1&2 certificate in an introduction to the facilities industry
  • City & Guilds Level 1 in Health & Safety in the construction environment

The total duration of the academy will be 7 weeks:

  • Weeks 1 + 2 – Classroom based learning @ The Works
  • Week 3 – Sitting CSCS/Health & Safety tests
  • Weeks 4-7 – Work placement on site with a University of Manchester construction partner

The academy will need to be attended in full (unless otherwise arranged) for the guaranteed interview to be offered.

Assessments – Monday 12th June 2017 @ The Works

Start date – Monday 19th June 2017 @ The Works

To book an assessment for this academy please call 0161 667 6413/6415 and speak to Stacey or Mike.

If you have any questions regarding the academy, please do not hesitate to call the numbers above or call Dan at The Works on 0161 359 3388.

 

The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge visit The University of Manchester – and plant a time capsule on the site of the Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD)

Due to open in 2020, MECD is one of the single largest construction projects ever undertaken by a higher education institution in the United Kingdom.

MECD, which is under construction by Balfour Beatty, will be home to four engineering schools and two research institutes, comprising 1,300 staff and 7,000 students.

The University is committed to ensure that this project has a positive impact in terms of generating employment and training opportunities for people in the GM area seeking work in construction.

This project alone will create over 300 jobs and apprenticeships, supported by University of Manchester Construction Academy which has been specifically developed to ensure that construction businesses are able to recruit local residents with the skills the industry requires.

To see the full Royal visit, watch the video here https://youtu.be/7Jxbt7Xjz9I

Royal VisitIf you would like further information on the University of Manchester Construction Academy please contact us.

The Works Nominated For Awards

The Works has been nominated for the Guardian Sustainable Business Awards, and the Skills for Business Awards 2016. We have reached the final stage in both nominations. Keep watching this page for our updates!

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