Employment boost thanks to training scheme
FIVE Hillingdon borough residents are getting on the job training thanks to a scheme set up by Aviva Investors.
The training positions include labourer, gatekeeper and electrician, among others and the apprentices are working at Belmont, the new office development in Uxbridge town centre.
The duration of training varies according to the trade. As Belmont is due to complete at the end of this year, the trainees will be transferred to other sites, where McLaren Construction which is spearheading the scheme, may be the main contractor.
Hillingdon residents on the scheme at Belmont include apprentices Sean Hyland, Mohammed Ali and Ajit Singh Ubhi who have now been employed as electrical trainees. Mohammed Ali said: “I’m gaining a real life experience on site and knowledge towards a future picture of being a qualified electrician.”
Peter Denness, project director at McLaren Construction, who is overseeing the Belmont scheme, said: “Although it is at an early stage, the programme of employment and training activities is progressing well and should be successfully completed during the project.”
Julian Cobourne, of Aviva Investors, said: “We are delighted that Aviva Investors is able to facilitate the Hillingdon S106 Construction Training and Employment programme through the redevelopment of Belmont, Uxbridge, where we can support local residents’ employment and training activities.”
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