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Trainee Construction Worker - Manchester


Minstrell Recruitment currently requires Trainee Construction Workers for positions available in the Greater Manchester area

This position is for a Sector Based Work Academy delivered by Minstrell Training for employment with a number of construction companies in the City Centre of Manchester.

Candidates must:

  • Be available to attend an open day on either the 18th May at Didsbury Jobcentre or on 23rd May at Wythenshaw Jobcentre
  • Be aged 19 or over
  • Currently be claiming benefits
  • Not be Alcohol or Drug dependent

The training will provide the candidate with above and beyond the qualifications required to work on a construction site – the entry level will be Site Labourer however, the Construction Client will decide at interview stage what the candidate will be best suited to do. For example, the previous three candidates who have been employed following the course were offered Trainee Engineer, Site Labourer and Steel Fixer roles.

The candidates do not need any previous construction experience, just a willingness to learn new skills and the commitment to work.

Following the training candidates will be interviewed for positions with one of the UK's leading infrastructure contractors.

The training will last 3 weeks and during this period and candidates will continue to receive their DWP benefits aswell as have any expenses incurred covered.

The training will include:

  • Level 1 Employability Skills Certificate (NCFE)

Which includes :CV Building, Team Working, Effective Time Management, Building sustained working relationships, Effective working mindset, Overcoming barriers of working in Construction sector (links to Mental Health Units)

  • Level 1 Customer Service Award (City and Guilds) (Construction Centric)

Which includes Managing Internal and External customer relationships, Effective Listening, Developing effect communication techniques for audience, Understanding different customers within a construction environment

  • Level 1 Health and Safety in a Construction Environment

CSCS Card – this will allow them to work on any construction site throughout the UK for a period of 5 years

Candidates will also receive competence certification in some of the following areas:

  • Manual Handling Awareness
  • Fire Safety Training
  • Working at Height Awareness
  • Vehicle Banksman / Traffic Marshall Training
  • Asbestos Awareness  
  • Contact: Janine McDermott

This position is now closed.

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