May 24 2013 Latest news:
By STEPHEN MOORE
Monday, March 21, 2011
A HIGH-flying student has landed himself a six-year training place with a major construction firm after being put forward for it by his impressed tutor.
Kojo Hurley-Holder, 19, has been taken on by Mulalley - the building firm behind the Broadwater Farm Inclusive Learning Campus (ILC) in Tottenham - as a construction trainee after the company agreed to back the council’s Haringey Guarantee project.
He was put forward by his tutor after earning a distinction in his first year of a BTEC National Certificate in Construction at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CHENEL). The company will now sponsor him throughout the rest of his course.
The placement is the result of a partnership between Haringey Council, Mulalley and CHENEL.
Kojo, whose responsibilities include helping with health and safety checks, stock control and repairs, said: “I am very grateful for this opportunity. I know how lucky I am. My mum and dad are really proud.
“Mulalley have been great, my managers are helpful and encouraging. I have always wanted to go into construction and would love to be a site manager one day.
“I am really enjoying the work so far and to be on site and actually see the building come together is really good.”
Paul Head, principal and chief executive of CHENEL, said: “Mulalley are providing a fantastic opportunity for Kojo by sponsoring him throughout his course, including his university study.
“Mulalley is inspirational in recognising that there is huge potential in our local community and is prepared to give high achieving students like Kojo the route they need into the industry.”