Osborne Work with the Community
While working on the Kender project, an Osborne Health and Safety Advisor delivered a Health & Safety Awareness course to local residents who were interested in gaining basic health and safety training in the construction industry.
The Construction Industry Training Board-approved accredited course was coordinated by the Osborne training department, with the construction department covering the cost of course books and registration fees. Successful completion enabled attendees to obtain a CSCS card, therefore making them employable on-site.
There was enthusiastic take-up of the course including one local resident, 19-year-old Arthur Boyle, who was recently in contact to say that he had accepted an offer of employment with Osborne and how pleased he was to have a letter personally delivered to his home confirming his qualification.
Nycki Bertie Community Liaison & Local Labour Co-ordinator for Osborne said: “Our work seldom takes place in a vacuum; we’re frequently slap-bang in the middle of busy communities who are most often welcoming and gracious, accepting our presence and the disruption we cause. This is a great way for us to offer something in return to support local residents who may be looking to work in the industry. It’s also very rewarding to hear stories like Arthur’s, where we’ve been able to assist.”