Kotuku Environmental Labourer Project (KELP) graduate and former Powerday employee, Jonathan Tucker, recently revisited Old Oak Sidings during an environmental audit with Taylor Woodrow.

Jonathan, who is now working as an Environmental Apprentice for Taylor Woodrow on Crossrail’s Victoria Dock Portal, successfully completed the KELP training in November last year. After doing so, he was given the opportunity by Powerday to work on St George’s Battersea Reach development as an Environmental Labourer.

“The site experience and understanding of the waste management process I gained through my time with Powerday definitely helped me achieve the role I’m in now” recalls Jonathan, who has been working for Taylor Woodrow since June this year after four successful months with Powerday.

Powerday’s Sales & Marketing Director, Simon Little, says: “This is a particularly satisfying story for those involved in the KELP project. It shows that for candidates like Jonathan who show the right attitude and commitment, there are opportunities to build long term careers in waste and construction which is what the project sets out to achieve”.

In partnership with Powerday and St George, KELP was shortlisted for ‘Training Initiative of the Year 2014’ at the Construction News Awards last month. The project has now trained over 80 young unemployed Londoners and placed 69 of these in full time employment in the construction and waste management industries. The next course starts on 22nd September, please contact for further details.