Training scheme to boost Hull energy jobs

Published: Friday 13th November 2015 by The News Editor

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Hull City Council is to launch a new jobs training programme in the new year.

The announcement comes in the wake of latest official figures showing the number of city-based Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants have dropped by 22% over the past year.

The local authority’s Pathways to Employment scheme is aimed at getting more people employed.

The 3-year programme will equip people who have been jobless for at least 6 months. A full-time job is the ultimate goal for people undergoing the split 10-week scheme.

A chosen training provider will offer 5 weeks’ training before a same-length job placement. The scheme is being run from next January to December 2018.

Organisers believe its work experience and skills will make the city ready to fill the forthcoming jobs in Hull’s renewable energy industry. These include ABP and Siemens’ joint £300 million-plus investment in the city’s Green Port.

RB’s £105 million Dansom Lane-based Centre for Scientific Excellence research and development will also feature.

Hull councillor Martin Mancey says the scheme will equip trainees with skill sets to help the city become a “futuristic” green energy and science hub.

The Green Port Growth Programme-finance scheme will also involve the National Careers Service and JobCentre Plus.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Friday 13th November 2015 by The News Editor

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