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Construction apprenticeship opportunities

The old Southwark Town Hall building on the Peckham Road
The old Southwark Town Hall building on the Peckham Road is being converted into student accommodation

19 December 2013

The Thames Reach Employment Academy is linking up with a firm of developers and a building crafts college to provide apprenticeships on the renovation of the old Southwark Town Hall.

The project, run in partnership with Alumno Development, will provide 20 paid apprenticeships in construction to local people of all ages including those who have been formally homeless or long-term unemployed.

Apprentices will gain work experience in the construction industry, as well as an accredited qualification from the Building Craft College. The apprenticeships will be two years long beginning in the spring.

Employment Academy facilities and marketing manager, Anneke Ziemen said: “This is a great opportunity for local people. If you are over 24 it is very difficult to get funding for vocational training. We are pleased to see resources benefiting the local community.”

The old Town Hall building will be turned into student accommodation and artists’ studios with space for a café and gallery.

If you would like to register your interest for the apprenticeships, you can drop-in between 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday at the Employment Academy at 29 Peckham Road, Southwark, London, SE5 8UA.

You can also email the ERhelpdesk@thamesreach.org.uk and find out more here.