On 4th November the Rockwell team were proud to visit Tower Hamlets Town Hall to celebrate the achievements of the first 20 graduates of its hospitality training programme.
Rockwell have a committed pipeline of 2,500 hotel and serviced apartment rooms but keenly recognise that opportunities for employment mean little without the access and skills required. We have therefore launched a hospitality skills training programme in partnership with the London Training Centre ensure the benefits of our investment is maximised amongst the local community.
The first 20 graduates of our programme were recognised in a celebration at Tower Hamlets, drawn from the community around our scheme at 82 West, with a further 80 spaces currently available for those from the nearby area. The intensive two-month programme covers modules on health and safety, customer service, child and young people safeguarding, CV writing, interview techniques and motivational speaking. They were presented with National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Awards at Level 2 by our Founder (Donal Mulryan) and the Speaker of Tower Hamlets (Cllr Victoria Obaze).
On presenting the awards 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.”
Jonathan Manns, Board Director and Head of Planning and Development at Rockwell added “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.”
The event was described as “momentous day” by Cllr Victoria Obaze, who was joined by 10 other Councillors for the event including past-Speaker Cllr Abdul Mukit CBE. We very much look forward to welcoming the next graduates in the New Year!