December 2, 2014
Dwight’s ice skating skills at the Ice Skate Vauxhall graduation event caused a bit of a stir. The 24-year-old Lambeth resident admits, “I have worked for Icebox [ice rink promoters] for a few years. I’ve also worked in a secondary school and in accountancy. I decided I just didn’t want to work behind a desk. I got onto the course at Lambeth College through Jobs Centre Plus, who put me in touch with James at the JCU [Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership’s Joint Co-ordination Unit.]”
A two week pre-employment training course completed in September, and Dwight hasn’t looked back. “I’m now a dryliner with Conneely on the Riverlight scheme in Nine Elms. Sometimes I have a supervisory role too. I’ve been there since October and I’m now in discussion with Conneely about moving to fixing [putting up plasterboards]. They would train me on the job – for them it’s about spotting potential in people.”
Dwight adds, “I enjoy progression. In this industry, you need a lot of common sense and to be safe. Construction is for me! What people don’t realise is that you can earn good money from construction: they don’t realise the money potential.”
We wish Dwight all the best with his role at Riverlight and in his future career.