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Sport Coach Training Opportunity

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Are you the next Greenhouse Coach?
Are you aged between 16 and 24 with a passion for coaching sport and supporting young people?
Then why not get paid to train alongside our team of professional coaches and become part of the next generation of inspirational coaches.
The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and Greenhouse have created a unique opportunity to work alongside professional Greenhouse coaches and train to be the next generation of inspirational sports coaches. You will work on coaching programmes based in London schools developing young people’s sport and life skills. Greenhouse Charity targets their work to those young people who need support the most.

To be eligible to apply for
the programme, you must:
• Be 16-24 years old
• Be able to start the programme
in September
• Be nominated by a suitable person,
such as a Coach or tutor
• Have shown commitment to sport
through playing and showing
leadership and role model qualities
or volunteering in sport
• Be available to complete paid
employment for 30 hours per week
for a year.

Contact STAG for more information on 02073586818

Construction Workers Needed for Works in Denmark Hill

Labourers, Electricians, Plumbers and Fitters Needed

Must provide own hand tools. Must have a CSCS card. The more experience the better.

Standard industry rates of pay based on experience. 8 hours per day. 8am start. Work begins in August.

Interested? Send in a C.V. AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to molly@southwarkworks.org.uk

Deadline for this job is 26th July. Please ask STAG if you need help with your CV.

Want to Work in Construction?

Facts and Figures About the Construction Industry

  • Over 2 million people are employed in construction in the UK. The industry is growing. 8% of the UK workforce work in construction.
  • 37% of construction workers are self-employed. 63% work for somebody else
  • There has been a decline in the number of young people entering the construction industry in recent times.

How do I get into the construction industry?

There are many ways into construction industry. Many people start by working as unskilled labourers and are trained on the job. To this this, it is usually necessary to have at least a CSCS Card.

It is easier to find work in construction if you already have qualifications. NVQs and City and Guild qualifications can provide a good first step towards working in construction. Employers will want to see references for your work so taking a course seriously and working hard would be an ideal way to get a respected reference.
If you are interested in getting started in construction, why not try LifeSkills .

Apprenticeships are a popular way of getting into construction, as you get paid while you learn. It is very difficult to get an apprenticeship because there are so few. When applying for apprenticeships, it is important to have a good C.V. Having GCSEs is an advantage and being able to provide a reference from a school teacher or somebody who works in construction is very important.

What do I need for each job?

Level Qualifications Examples Jobs Pay
1
  • GCSEs grade D-G
  • NVQ Level 1
  • BTEC Introductory Foundation Construction Award
NVQ Level 1 in Construction plus CSCS Card (green)
  • Ground worker
  • Labourer
  • Construction operative
£12,000- £20,000 per year
2
  • GCSEs grade A-C
  • BTEC First
  • City & Guilds Level 2
  • NVQ Level 2
  • Apprenticeship
Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment.
NVQ Level 2 in Carpentry and Joinery. Plus CSCS Card
  • Bricklayer
  • Carpenter
  • Plumber
  • Joiner
  • Plasterer
  • Painter & Decorator
£12,000-£30,000 per year
3
  • A-Levels
  • BTEC NAtional Technical Certificates
  • Advanced Diploma
  • Advanced Construction Awards
  • NVQ Level 3
  • Advanced Apprenticeship
A levels in Maths, Physics and D & T.
NVQ Level 3 in General Construction
Advanced Apprenticeship in Plumbing
Supervisor £16,000-£40,000
4 & 5
  • NVQ Level 4 or 5
  • Higher Apprenticeship
  • Foundation Degree
  • Higher National Diploma HND
  • Management diplomas or certificates
HND in Building Services
NVQ Level 4 in Construction Site Managements
  • Site Manager
  • Housing officer
£17,000-£50,000
6,7 & 8
  • University undergraduate degrees
  • Masters degrees
  • Graduate apprenticeships
BEng in Civil Engineering
BA Sustainable Built Environment
Post Graduate Diploma in International Construction Management
  • Architect
  • Structural engineer
  • Building manager
  • Town Planner
  • Civil Engineer
£50,000 +

Opening Bank Accounts

Having a bank account is necessary for getting a job, online shopping and online selling. If you don’t have a bank account and you would like help acquiring one, aged 16-20 and living in Southwark, Lambeth or Lewisham, contact by e-mail or call 0207 635 5529.

Having valid I.D. is also important if you want to enter into work. If you need any help in getting I.D., please get in touch.