Carillion Energy Services helps Birmingham parents gain employment skills

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Carillion Energy Services helps Birmingham parents gain employment skills


Following its commitment to helping hundreds of local people into work and training, Carillion Energy Services has partnered with community-based training consultancy, Rikem, to deliver a series of employment skills workshops to parents in the Small Heath area of Birmingham.


Carillion Energy Services helps Birmingham parents gain employment skills
Zoneera Nagi, Ishrat Begum, Shahida Liaqat and Safiyyah Bibi
 
18th January 2013
Carillion helped Rikem deliver the eight-week programme, in which 16 parents from Starbank Primary School took part in training sessions designed to equip them with the skills needed to get back into work. 

This included learning about the careers and opportunities offered by the Green Deal, as well as interview practice and help creating a CV.
At the end of the course, six parents applied for call centre roles with Carillion Energy Services and four of these have successfully progressed to the pre-employment programme.

The workshops were organised under the Carillion Energy Services Green Deal Employability Programme, part of the company's contract with Birmingham Energy Savers (BES) to deliver energy services as part of the Green Deal.
 

"We are dedicated to providing as much help and support as we can to local people"


- Chris Hall, Carillion's Account Director for Birmingham Energy Savers
Within the partnership, Carillion has committed to create and sustain at least 360 jobs and to help 600 people from priority groups into placements, training and jobs, many through its own investment and skills training but also by encouraging its business partners to invest locally in a range of new green energy facilities.

Chris Hall, Carillion's Account Director for Birmingham Energy Savers commented: "The Green Deal offers a number of training and employment opportunities throughout the community and we are dedicated to providing as much help and support as we can to local people, to ensure that these economic benefits remain within the local area." 

About Carillion

Carillion is one of the UK's leading support services companies with a substantial portfolio of Public Private Partnership projects and extensive construction capabilities.  The Group has annual revenue of around £5 billion, employs around 45,000 people and operates across the UK, the Middle East and Canada.

The Group has four business segments:

Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects - this includes our investing activities in PPP projects in our chosen sectors of defence, health, education, transport, secure, energy services and other Government accommodation.

Middle East construction services - this includes our building and civil engineering activities in the Middle East.

Construction services (excluding the Middle East) - this includes our building, civil engineering and developments activities in the UK and our construction activities in Canada.

For more information:

Rik Kendall, Media Relations Manager, Carillion +44 (0)191 245 8342