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Riversmead launches second Green Team training programme to help young people get back into work


Published by SRedford for Network Housing Group Limited in Housing and also in Communities

Green Team at work on community projects Green Team at work on community projects

Following the success of last year’s programme, Riversmead Housing Association, a member of Network Housing Group, is once again giving 16-23 year olds across East Herts the opportunity to join their second Green Team training scheme and develop work place skills.

Starting in December 2012, the 16 week training scheme run in partnership with Groundwork Hertfordshire will help young people who are not in education, employment or training to develop skills in landscaping, gain practical ‘on the job’ experience, improve their confidence and apply for employment or further education.

Training will be carried out at sites identified by Riversmead in need of improvement, benefitting residents living in these neighbourhoods.

At the end of their training, the trainees who successfully complete the scheme will achieve a nationally recognised City and Guilds qualification in Land Based Studies, a basic first aid certificate and a Construction Skills Certification Scheme card.

Work carried out by last year’s Green Team included paving and turfing communal gardens, designing seating areas and building rockeries. All nine trainees completed the scheme, and five went on into employment.

Wendy Duncan, Riversmead’s Senior Neighbourhood Officer said: “The Green Team is a fantastic opportunity for young people to improve their future prospects and I would urge all 16-23 year olds not currently in education or employment to please get in touch.

“Last year’s scheme was a great success and helped change the lives of nine young people, giving them the confidence and support to move forward with their careers.”

For further information or to register your interest, please call Chris Dungate on 01707 260 129 or email

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