On 4th November, the Rockwell team were proud to visit Tower Hamlets Town Hall to celebrate the achievements of 20 trainees who were awarded with Level 2 qualifications presented by our Founder, Donal Mulryan and Cllr Victoria Obaze, Speaker of Tower Hamlets, as part of our new long-term partnership with the London Training Centre.
Rockwell will be sponsoring 100 local people of Westferry to receive training from the London Training Centre, a fantastic and vital organisation set up to provide necessary skills and qualifications to those most in need. Rockwell’s Founder, Donal Mulryan, was incredibly pleased to present certificates to the programme’s first 20 graduates, each of whom have completed an intensive two-month training programme.
The 20 graduates are all women from the Westferry area, and now have Level 2 qualifications in a range of different skill sets including; health and safety, customer service, child and young people safeguarding, CV writing, interview techniques and motivational speaking. Skills that will undoubtedly greatly assist them in gaining jobs in the hotel and hospitality sector.
On presenting the certificates, our Founder, Donal Mulryan said “We are exceptionally proud of this training programme and the opportunities it unlocks for those who have taken part. It’s important to me that every development we undertake has a positive and meaningful legacy for the local community. I’m delighted to see these Level 2 Qualifications being awarded and am eager to ensure that as many people as possible have access to the opportunities which exist in this fantastic Borough.”
Councillor Abdul Mukit CBE was also in attendance, in addition to course leaders from the London Training Centre to mark the culmination of the training programme.
Abdul Hoque Habib, Managing Director at the London Training Centre commented: “This awards ceremony is a special occasion for all of the women who have, through hard work and determination, gained vital qualifications. I would also like to thank Rockwell for the passion and leadership which they have shown in going above-and-beyond to ensure that local people are supported in their search for jobs and training. This is a clear testament to the importance which Rockwell places on community.”
Jonathan Manns, Board Director and Head of Planning and Development at Rockwell said “We’re committed to ensuring that it’s the local community who benefit most from investment in their neighbourhood. This means recognising that some people face real challenges in terms of access to opportunities. With the help of the London Training Centre we’ve sought to overcome these challenges and it’s been so successful that we’re now rolling it out across our other projects.”
Described as a “momentous day” by Cllr Victoria Obaze, we hope the graduates feel as proud as we do, and we sincerely look forward to congratulating our next trainees in the near future.