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If you run a business in the Construction and Engineering sectors, we want to work with you!

The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) is the home of a superb purpose-built industry-standard construction centre, including railway engineering and welding areas to offer bespoke training with real-life industry equipment and experiences. If you manage a business within the sector, we want to hear from you.

CONEL is one of the largest further education colleges in North London with two superb centres located in Tottenham and Enfield. Our mission is to help individuals, employers and our community to succeed by providing outstanding education and applied vocational training with a particular focus on skills for employment.

We offer a wide range of vocational courses (diplomas, certificates and awards, including BTECs, University of the Arts London, City & Guilds and more), and higher education courses (HNC, HND, Foundation Degree and Bachelor’s Degree). Find out more about our courses here.

The Employer Skills Academies Programme aims to support Londoners hardest hit by the pandemic into good work in sectors key to London’s recovery and long-term economic growth, as part of the London Recovery Programme. It will do this by providing financial support for the coordination and quality marking of training in London (including adult education) and the provision of bespoke support to help newly skilled people into work in our priority sectors.  

We provide free training opportunities and support packages to help Londoners get a job in the Construction and Engineering sectors. We do this by providing bespoke flexible learning programmes to fit around individual circumstances and availability. Our aim is to give them the confidence and skills they need to be employable within 3 to 5 weeks, and a guaranteed job interview with an employer who is accredited with the Good Work Standard.

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Enfield Construction Academy

The Enfield Construction Skills Academy provides pre-construction and Construction Skills Certification Card (CSCS) training and apprenticeships in brickwork, plumbing, carpentry, and electrical installation to upskill students to progress onto careers in construction.

We have partnered with Enfield Council and Vistry Partnerships to create an Academy providing construction training for the Meridian Water regeneration project.

At the Academy, students learn all the relevant skills to develop a career in construction focusing on new builds, with the ability to perform building work to a high standard safely. It provides additional training alongside an apprenticeship or study, using the college’s purpose-built workshops.

Green Hub

The Green Hub provides training to produce a pipeline of skilled workers able to retrofit environmentally friendly energy systems and emerging green technologies to reduce emissions and address the long-standing skill shortage vacancies in the construction sector.

Our partners have extensive links to employers within the green construction sectors, including Wates, Retrofit Works, North London Waste Authority, Morgan Sindall, Vistry Partnerships, and Peabody, who provide training and work placement, leading to guaranteed interviews and guaranteed interviews and leading to job opportunities covered by the Good Work scheme.

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London Rail Academy

The London Rail Academy teaches learners all the technical skills they need to carry out engineering and maintenance jobs in the railway industry. The London Rail Hub has been awarded Training Provider of the Year by the National Training Academy for Rail (NTAR) for two consecutive years and works with well-known employers including Siemens, Alstom, Thales, and Transport for London.

The Hub supports rail apprenticeship training at CONEL’s huge engineering workshops at its Enfield Centre. It offers a unique opportunity to work on official train carriages, parts, and equipment used within the rail industry.

The training programmes are co-designed with some of the biggest names in the engineering sector to give learners an accessible and direct career pathway. Learning includes work experience with our partner employers, so students get real-life experience and skills which can be put into practice immediately.

Our Facilities

At CONEL we have two state-of-the-art centres in North London (Tottenham and Enfield), equipped with industry-standard facilities and teaching spaces to enhance learning. All of our students in the Construction and Engineering sectors will have access to our facilities including:

  1. Classrooms and lecture theatres
  2. Construction/Engineering workshops including The Railway Academy and Welding facilities (access and use of equipment depends on the learner’s course subject)
  3. Computer suites
  4. Event, conference, and meeting rooms
  5. Use of IT equipment

Take a look at CONEL’s centres and locations here.

How you can work with us

Our employer partners are committed to improving the lives of Londoners. By working with us, you will be helping people upskill or enter a new profession, and at the same time fill vacancies in key industries. Our partners work with us in the following ways:

  • Providing work experience opportunities
  • Taking on apprentices
  • Identifying skills shortages and working with our colleges on curriculum planning
  • Participating in our recruitment events and job fairs
  • Creating jobs and guaranteeing job interviews
  • Provide professional briefs or input into our curriculum design 
  • Join our Advisory Board 
  • Host visits, industry insight events or share your experience as a speaker 
  • Be a mentor or provide mentors to support new entrants 
  • Design bespoke courses to train new entrants  
  • Select ‘work-ready’ candidates from our talent pool 

We are looking for more employer partners to offer placements for our programmes. If you are interested in taking part or would like to speak to us about bespoke upskilling short courses for current staff, then please register your details below.

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