Housing group in free training offer for ‘budding’ decorators

Ten training places are up for grabs on a free painting and decorating course run by Incommunities.

The two-week course is targeted at unemployed tenants with the Bradford-based housing group who are keen to learn new trades skills and get back into work.

The training starts on Monday (12th October) at Incommunities’ new training base at Hillam Road, Bradford and is being jointly run by Incommunties’ Swan Team, construction training staff and colleagues in Propertysolutions.

It will cover areas such as surface preparation, painting techniques, site-based health and safety and also training on working at heights. They will also be given ‘job ready’ guidance to help them access local employment opportunities.

On completion of the course, each learner will be given the chance to gain valuable work experience working with the housing group’s Painting and Decorating Team. They will ‘buddy-up’ with professional team members and gain hands-on experience working on decorating schemes at some of Incommunities’ housing schemes. The placements could last up to ten weeks.

The training builds on the success of a previous construction taster course run by the Swan Team which saw half the participants go on to successfully find work.

Steve Short, Director of Incommunities – Open Field, said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with fully trained professionals from Propertysolutions and our experienced construction training team to offer this latest free training which could prove a life changing opportunity and a new career!

“Each recruit will be given the right package of practical skills training as well as one-to-one support to help them make that next step into work.

“This is the latest in a range of courses run by our Swan Team to help local people learn new skills, build their confidence and improve their lives.”

To find out more about the painting and decorating course and other free training available from the Swan Team ring on 01274 257101.

Written on 22nd September 2015Lillie Geistdorfer. Published in Members News, News