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Hackney Community College Apprentice scoops top industry award
Apprentice Kevin Elias was the Federation of Master Builders Apprentice of the Year for the London region. Kevin, who works for James Regan Construction Ltd and studies at HCC, was chosen from hundreds of entries in the fiercely contested competition, for his high standard of workmanship, positive attitude and dedication to his work.
“Our facilities are fantastic! The very large open workshop provides all the facilities you’ll need to get a real-life work experience. We even have a proper cement mixer on site! And, HCC is centrally located – right next to regeneration sites – and the Olympic and Paralympic park!
HCC is one of the longest-standing colleges offering construction in London. Our teachers really know their stuff – and are highly qualified. All of them have worked on-site, so they bring their experiences from working onsite into our lessons.
Unlike most colleges, HCC offers Brickwork courses from Entry Level right up to Level 3. And the courses they offer are really varied – so you can choose a full time course, or you can do an NVQ alongside your job – or even become an Apprentice.
With these qualifications – you don’t have to worry about getting a job; you can become self-employed and do private work – where you could earn around £150 a day!
You’ll learn about paving, restoration, building work – everything from the foundations up to the roof. You’ll also go on site visits, where you can see how what you’ve learnt is used in the real world. You could even work on regeneration projects in the local area – setting you aside from other job seekers.
Students also get to take part in regional competitions throughout the year – with many of them winning awards!
These are just some of the reasons that our success rates are typically well above national average – with many of us going on to get great jobs.
So come and have a look round our fantastic campus and talk to students and tutors to find out how you can build the foundations for a great career.”