From construction to destruction for Poplar apprentice
- Credit: Archant
A young father has secured a job with a demolition company after helping to build Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of an apprenticeship scheme.
Robbie Brown, 21, from Poplar, has been a construction operative apprentice with building firm BAM Nuttall since December.
Thanks to the apprenticeship, run by the London Legacy Development Corporation, he has since landed a permanent job with demolition contractor Scudder, part of the Carey Group.
Robbie said: “I left school at 16 and did some construction work, but it took me a few years to decide what I wanted to do. “I landed an apprenticeship at Queen Elizabeth
Olympic Park, which is great as I have a little boy, and I thought to myself, ‘If I’m bringing a little boy
You may also want to watch:
into this world, then it’s only right that I give him things that I never had’.”
He added: “I’m very proud of being able to contribute to the transformation of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.”
- 1 Two in five people in Tower Hamlets may have had Covid-19
- 2 Teenager found dead in Victoria Park
- 3 'Laptop bonanza' for schoolchildren in Poplar to help survive lockdown gloom
- 4 Students in rent strike over Queen Mary's campus staying open during Covid emergency
- 5 Post deliveries in east London hit by Covid crisis among Royal Mail staff
- 6 500 deaf children wait to see if their education needs will be cut by Tower Hamlets Council
- 7 That's so raven: Everything you need to know about the guardians of the Tower
- 8 Lockdown dancing in your own living room goes online from Canary Wharf
- 9 Tower of London's Queen raven feared dead
- 10 Covid: School mourns sad loss of Marner Primary headteacher Nick Hague
Dennis Hone, chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, said: “We’re just weeks away from the opening of the south of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on April 5 and it’s fantastic that so many Tower Hamlets residents like Robbie have played a part in getting us here.”