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Get into Construction


We will offer you a chance to get your 5-year CSCS Green Labourer Card, Asbestos Awareness, First Aid, Manual Handling, Fire Safety certificates, help and advice to overcome any barriers you have and much more to help you find work


Open to anyone over 16 years and unemployed

Individuals will be required to attend:

  • 24 days at Abbey Access Training from 9.30am – 4.00pm

  • Followed by ongoing support sessions until employment secured

For more information or to book a place for the 28th May 2024, please contact:

01522 801556/

Programme content

Week 1

  • Day 1 – Induction and Enrolment, Initial Assessments, File setup with memory sticks, CSCS Practice 

  • Day 2 – CV Lessons and produce/update CV, job search

  • Day 3 – Cover and Speculative letters, job search

  • Day 4 – Application forms, CSCS practice and job search

  • Day 5 – Asbestos Awareness, CSCS practice, work on CV and Spec letter and intensive job search

Week 2 (Days 6-9)

  • Practical Bricklaying

Week 3 

  • Day 10 – First Aid Training

  • Day 11 – Site Safety Awareness

  • Day 12 – Manual Handling, Job Search/CSCS practice and Interviews with employers

  • Day 13 – Fire Safety course, CSCS practice, work on CV/Spec letter, intensive job search and Construction event at the Showground

Week 4 (Days 14-17)

  • Practical Joinery 

Week 5 (Days 18-21)

  • Practical Block Paving

Week 6

  • Day 22 – CSCS practice, intensive job search and CV and Spec letter updates

  • Day 23 – CSCS practice, intensive job search and CV and Spec letter updates

  • Day 24 – CSCS Tests, job search consolidation and final reviews


This is a DRAFT programme and is subject to change depending on numbers attending and tutor availability.

  • 1 Week of work experience with an approved DWP employer

  • A guaranteed job interview with one of our employers 

After this, participants will be offered extended support to gain employment.

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