Build a career in construction with FREE courses


A raft of free courses aimed at helping more residents into the construction industry are available now thanks to Hackney Council.

The Council has funded a series of short courses to provide essential training and skills across a variety of trade disciplines. This is part of an ongoing Council drive to provide opportunities for local people in the construction industry.

The industry-approved short courses are specifically designed to help local people take that first step into a chosen trade and career while also providing transferrable skills for life.

Budding construction workers can choose more than one course, depending on availability, allowing them to gain the industry qualification to work on a building site while also learning a specific trade.

The short courses on offer include:
• CSCS – Construction Skills Certification Scheme
• Dry lining• Scaffolding
• Brickwork
• Plant operation and maintenance
• Tunnelling and Underground Construction
• Health & Safety
• Asbestos Awareness Site Management Safety Scheme
• Waste management on site

The collection of courses in construction is just one of the ways that the Council is helping to provide career opportunities to local residents.

Hackney Council’s Ways into Work team, who help match local people to local employment opportunities, also have a range of apprenticeship roles available such as on-site training at a number of developments being built across the borough.

The construction industry short courses are free only to Hackney residents and spaces are limited.

For more information on the courses, training, apprenticeship and career advice across all job sectors, please contact Hackney Council’s Ways into Work team now via email: waysintowork@hackney.gov.uk or by calling: 0208 356 5700.