K10 have worked on 109 major development schemes, with a collective value of £9 billion, including Capco‘s Earls Court development and the Olympic Park.
We work with clients across the public, private and social sectors to plan and secure local training and sustainable employment outcomes from capital projects. We are uniquely placed in the market, because we offer proven experience in both planning and delivering effective pathways into sustainable employment.
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We are uniquely placed in the market because we offer proven experience in both planning and delivering effective pathways into sustainable employment.
By drawing on our delivery expertise and industry background, we are able to apply our experience practically to what can realistically be delivered on construction sites of various scales.
This enables us to develop robust, deliverable strategies and operational plans. These set the foundations for achieving positive, measurable outcomes in each community we work in.
K10 work closely with each and every individual to ensure they are effectively supported to maximise their potential and to become a genuine asset to their future employers and themselves.
This involves working closely with employers, colleges, training providers, government agencies and others to deliver an effectively coordinated and well managed service that is bespoke to the needs of each project.
We are passionate about people, proud of their achievements and committed to changing lives through robust support, consultation and service delivery.
“From the get go I found the atmosphere on site welcoming and I enjoyed the work I was assigned. I felt accepted as part of the team and that my skills were improving on a daily basis.”
David had always shown an interest in construction and had some previous work experience assisting his Uncle on building sites. He had achieved a Level 1 in Wall and Floor Tiling. Following successful completion of the K10 recruitment process David secured an apprenticeship with us to pursue his ambition of becoming a qualified Carpenter.
‘From the get go I found the atmosphere on site welcoming and I enjoyed the work I was assigned. I felt accepted as part of the team and that my skills were improving on a daily basis. I have benefitted from working with different contractors and, as a result, my confidence and adaptability has grown. I now feel really comfortable to work in different environments’.
Through our partnership with Wates to deliver the Wates Apprenticeship Training Agency (WATA) in the South of England, Kieran was invited to attend the Building Futures course where local unemployed people learn construction skills in plumbing, tiling and carpentry. The 2 week course includes visits to several Wates sites which provides a realistic perspective on life in the construction industry.
Prior to joining K10 Kieran had been unemployed for 18 months and had no previous experience within the construction industry. He had worked as a stockroom assistant, a door to door salesman and had completed one year in labouring and logistics. He had 4 Cs at GCSE, his NVQ L 1 in plumbing and was an exam away from obtaining his C&G L2. Yet he struggled to obtain an apprenticeship to complete the practical part of his qualification. Kieran said “I had been trying to get an opportunity since December 2011, but I found that I came across a number of barriers like age and lack of projects in my local area due to the current economic climate.”
On successful completion of the course, K10 snapped Kieran up – his passion, dedication and work ethic were infectious. He was hosted by SFJ on Wates Crest Academy Site and maximised the opportunity that lay before him. SFJ were so impressed with Kieran that they employed him directly. He will now complete his apprenticeship with the contractor. Congratulations Kieran, we wish you all the very best for the future and am sure you will inspire many other young Londoners to keep persevering with their goals.
“I know it’s an unusual career for a young woman but I really enjoy it. I recently undertook some repairs in a middle aged Sri Lankan ladies home on the Stamford Hill estate. She seemed both surprised and delighted that I was doing the work. I think because I am a young woman it put her at ease.”
Syma was one of the first K10 apprentices, and to this day continues to be an ambassador and friend.
She had always harbored a passion for DIY and plumbing since childhood, but did not think a career in the trade was viable and spent 15 years working in retail.
“I’d always enjoyed helping my brothers and sisters installing their kitchens and bathrooms and wished I could do it as a job. I just didn’t know how to make it happen.”
Syma’s enthusiasm and zest for life proved to surge into her work and college life. Hosted by Breyer Group for the 3 year duration of her apprenticeship they have subsequently employed her directly.
Syma has represented K10 on a number of occasions and has enjoyed the privilege of meeting HRH Prince of Wales and HRH The Duke of York.
Apprenticeship: Business Administration
Borough: Tower Hamlets
“The apprenticeship has been a great experience, not only in terms of the work skills and theory I have learned but all my friends, family and work colleagues have really noticed my increased confidence. I was really shy before I started but now I enjoy and join in with the banter of working life.”
Taahira was referred by her advisor at Poplar JCP to attend an employability course at Tower Hamlets College. The college was impressed with Taahira’s commitment and willingness to learn and on successful completion of the course suggested we consider her for a Business Administration Apprenticeship. Taahira became a ‘Legacy Apprentice’ and was hosted by BAM Nuttall on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Taahira took responsibility for managing the Accreditation Centre, having to work in a fast paced and very busy environment with approximately 20,000 Visitor Passes having been issued.
“She has shown great Customer Service skills dealing with a wide range of people from general contractors through to the client and has a professional manner at all times. Taahira is quick to pick up new challenges and happy to be involved in different aspects of the Accreditation Centre in order to support her colleagues. Taahira is a punctual and extremely reliable member of the team, understanding the need to attend work promptly in order to set up for the day ahead. She has been a valued member of the team.”
Accreditation Centre Manager, BAM Nuttall – QEOP
As transformation works on the park come to completion simultaneously with Taahira completing her apprenticeship, K10 have recruited her to become part of the HQ team. Congratulations and well done – we are delighted to have you working with us.