Newham residents honoured for learning construction skills

The award winners with Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, at Lloyds Bank Construction Skills Centre A

The award winners with Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, at Lloyds Bank Construction Skills Centre Awards Ceremony. Picture: Andrew Baker - Credit: job brokerage scheme Workplace

Seven residents have received special recogniition awards on the first anniversary of a construction skills and education initiative.

Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, presented the gongs at a ceremony recognising Newham individuals who have excelled on entry-level training or employment programmes through the Lloyds Bank Construction Skills Centre.

The £1 million pioneering project was awarded to Newham Council last year, in conjunction with its job brokerage scheme Workplace, to help residents gain access to employment and training opportunities.

Alfie Brown, Evan Collins, Maria Fitzgerald, Arthur George, Balqisa Hussein, Peak Diwantesa and Afaque Haider Quereshi were all recognised.

Sir Robin said: “I am delighted to be giving these awards to our Newham residents who have been supported into employment by our Workplace team as part of the Lloyds Bank Construction Skills Centre initiative.


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“They are great ambassadors for Workplace showing that hard work and commitment can lead to good quality, sustainable employment in the construction industry.”

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