Green Apprenticeship on North London Heat and Power Project recognised during the King’s Coronation
Six green apprenticeships have been hand-picked by industry experts to mark the Coronation of His Majesty the King in recognition of their sustainability credentials. Among the six is the Corporate Responsibility (CR) & Sustainability Apprenticeship of which ACCIONA, lead contractor for the replacement Energy Recovery Facility as part of the North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP), have four apprentices working in the areas of social value, collaboration and environmental.
Tatiana Ródenas García from Waltham Forest joined the NLHPP as a social value coordinator apprentice with ACCIONA. Tatiana shared her experience working on the NLHPP so far saying, “This apprenticeship is allowing me to put into practice all the things I truly believe in as part of my daily role. There is another way of doing business by taking care of the environment and putting people at the front of what we do. Now more than ever it´s time to act: Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability are the new norms.”
Davide Benneh from Enfield, joined the NLHPP as an environmental officer apprentice with ACCIONA and also shared his experience: “Being part of this apprenticeship has really allowed me to impose the importance of stewardship of the environment, to promote and enforce sustainable practices in an industry which in the coming years will be of vital importance in shaping the world we live in.”
The four Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability apprentices join a network of apprentices who have worked on the NLHPP since 2019. During its construction, the Project will deliver at least 100 industry-leading apprenticeships from the local area. So far, 32 apprenticeships have been delivered in roles ranging from engineering, quantity surveying, site supervision, business management, through to corporate responsibility and sustainability. Since November 2022, five apprentices have joined the Project from the boroughs of Enfield, Haringey, Camden and Waltham Forest.
As well as an apprenticeship programme, the NLHPP is creating training opportunities for residents. So far, 155 people have joined the project on short-term training placements. Most recently this has involved partnering with Women into Construction to give women living in north London the opportunity to gain skills ready for a career in construction and engineering. During their time as an on-site trainee, trainees get hands on experience on a live construction site, learn new skills and work towards obtaining a Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) card.
New apprenticeship and training opportunities are expected to be released in late 2023. North London residents can find out more information about apprenticeship and training opportunities as well as register their interest at: www.northlondonheatandpower.london/careers.