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Meet The New BasWorx Cohort

Meet the new BasWorx cohort

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Introducing the fifth cohort of BasWorx – Tyler, Comrie, Jake, George, Elliott, John, Phil, Aaron, Ty, Anthony and Sabelo.

This cohort is made up of 11 trainees. The youngest trainee is 19 years old and the eldest is 58 years old.

Each trainee has joined for different reasons ranging from struggling with unemployment to seeking a pathway to more reliable work.

Amy Ross, CSR Director said: “I’m pleased to be welcoming a new intake of local candidates. BasWorx has become more widely recognised in the borough. The quality of the training and the progression route to apprenticeship opportunities appeals to a diverse range of local residents which has resulted in our largest cohort so far.”

“Many of the candidates were unemployed and are hopeful about where this pathway can lead them, and I look forward to seeing that hope fulfilled.”

BasWorx was set up to create work experience, apprenticeships, and employment opportunities for Basildon residents through a structured work based training and up skilling.

It bridges the gap between young people leaving school and accessing apprenticeships, and provides the support required to help unemployed residents back into work.

The new cohort will spend three weeks in the classroom working towards their CSCS card, gaining practical painting and decorating and multi trade skills to achieve the Level 1 qualification in construction. Trainees will also be supported with sessions on functional skills and employability skills.

After the first three weeks they will have the opportunity to complete work experience with the business, and to interview for apprenticeship vacancies on completion.

To date 29 residents have been trained through the BasWorx programme with eight now working as part of the core BasWorx delivery team. 

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