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A virtual Jobs Club has been launched to help people get jobs in the construction industry.


Midlands-based construction company RMF Group has launched the monthly Jobs Club, in partnership with the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), to engage with local communities and share various training and career opportunities within the construction sector.


The event, supported by the Department for Work and Pensions and Colleges West Midlands, focuses on the construction industry. Each month selected employers will talk about various projects across the region and help individuals who may want to start a career in construction within the West Midlands.


The first club will be held on Thursday 7 October at 3 pm and can be joined via this link


Andy Street, Mayor of the West Midlands and chair of the WMCA, said: “This new Jobs Club is a great initiative to help people find good quality work as part of my 100,000 jobs plan.


“We know construction is a major growth area in the West Midlands that will create tens of thousands of jobs in the coming years, and we need to use programmes like RMF’s to help local people take advantage of those jobs.”


The Jobs Club initiative is accompanied by the RMF Fresh Start jobs website, which plays an integral role in linking employers with those who face systematic barriers within our society and aims to bring about change in the approach taken by the construction and rail industries towards recruitment.


Their multi-service offer has helped RMF remain busy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. It has continued to provide training both virtually and at its 22-acre construction training site, specialising in delivering plant and groundwork and qualifications.


RMF’s business and social value director, Dara McCarthy, added: “Fresh Start organically promotes corporate social responsibility in the core of its business practices by providing ex-offenders and under-represented groups with the relevant training, development and qualifications required to find economic stability and reintegrate back into society.

For more information about RMF Group and Fresh Start, visit www.rmfgroup.co.uk and www.rmf-freshstart.co.uk.

Written by: David Watkins

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