A LONDON-BASED waste management firm has launched an academy of excellence to support both its current employees and school-leavers to progress in the industry.
Willesden-based Powerday, founded by Irishman Mick Crossan, recently launched its Powerday Training Academy.
Working with training partners Geason and M.I.T Skills, the Academy will provide opportunities for young apprentices, particularly local school-leavers, to work and progress within a variety of disciplines across the business.
It will also offer tailored professional career support and training to existing Powerday employees.
Liam Kearney, chief financial officer at Powerday, explained: “As a business employing around 240 people across London, we are proud of our reputation for supporting the communities we work in through our Foundation activities.
“We want the Powerday Training Academy to provide new and exciting opportunities to local residents, particularly those from less advantaged backgrounds with limited employment options.
“This initiative aims to help those looking to start or build a career in finance, sales, health and safety, transport and customer services, and we hope those selected will enjoy long, successful careers within our company.”
Edward Crossan, vice chairman of Powerday, added: “Through the Powerday Foundation and now the academy, we continually strive to help our local communities with employment opportunities and pastoral services.”
Established in 1977, Powerday is a family-run business, operating across the south-east of England through its main recycling facility, along with other sites in Wimbledon, Brixton and Enfield.