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Kingdom Works paves the way for a career in construction

The training was designed to upskill and certify participants on the course, so they were able to find employment in the construction industry.

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Kingdom Works, the employability project hosted by Kingdom Housing Association, has completed a construction academy in Cardenden, paving the way to a new career for 12 unemployed people in Fife.

The training was designed to upskill and certify participants on the course, so they were able to find employment in the construction industry. The training and certification included Forward Tipping Dumper, Ride on Roller, CSCS, Asbestos Awareness, Manual Handling, and Abrasive Wheels and was delivered in partnership between Kingdom Works and Camilla Training Aspects, Cardenden.

Lynne Dunn, Kingdom Works Manager, said: “Businesses can, at times, find it difficult to recruit trained and certified workers, and we'd aimed this opportunity at individuals being able to take up skilled and semi-skilled work in ground working, labouring and plant machinery.

"For this opportunity, we had a mix of individuals looking for their first job and some individuals who had previously worked in construction requiring certification to re-enter into employment and, potentially, earn a better salary.

“Twelve individuals completed the training and, to date, nine of them have already moved into full-time employment, including the youngest participant, who, at 16, has started his first role within the industry. Kingdom Works continues to support the remaining three, hopefully into employment.”

Owen McTurk, a Kingdom Housing Association tenant, took part in the Kingdom Works Academy and said: "I attended Kingdom Works Plant Machinery academy and attended all the training. It was a really good opportunity to get further qualifications and tickets, and I really enjoyed my time at it. I had mentioned that I was interested in gardening/landscaping work, and my adviser contacted Tivoli about me. After being interviewed, I have now started there as a seasonal gardener, and I am loving my new job."

Bill Banks, Kingdom Group Chief Executive, said: “Kingdom Works has an excellent track record of delivering training and support that makes a real difference to the participants. Helping people into employment has never been more important given the current economic climate and the close partnership working that Kingdom Works does with local employers is vital. Our mission at Kingdom is to provide more than a home and tackling unemployment benefits everyone in all of our communities.”

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