Letchworth housing association offers free training course to get young people into work

15:09 16 August 2014

Eddie Bennett, Danny Bond and Kelvin Batten

Eddie Bennett, Danny Bond and Kelvin Batten


Young people who are unemployed are being encouraged to apply for a free training course aimed at getting them back into work.

The Green Team, run by Letchworth-based housing association North Hertfordshire Homes, is inviting 16-24 year olds who are not in training, education or employment to enrol in its 13-week programme.

During the course participants will gain a City and Guilds qualification in land based studies, a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme card and be trained in basic first aid.

Kelvin Batten took part in the programme – run in conjunction with community charity Groundwork Hertfordshire – in 2012 and now works for NHH as a trainee assistant.

The 21-year-old said: “It was a great project and fortunately I managed to get a job out of it. I never had any interest in landscape gardening before I enrolled but the course taught me a lot of new valuable skills and allowed me to get on with my life.”

Nicola Pearson, neighbourhood development officer at NHH, said: “We have had great success with helping unemployed young people to gain qualifications and practical experience that can help them find work. This will be our INSERT NUMBER Green Team with our partners Groundwork Hertfordshire and we are looking forward to seeing who applies.”

This year’s Green Team will start the course on September 15 – to apply before the August 29 deadline contact Nicola on 01462 704167.


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