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MP Iain Duncan Smith launches Havering College’s rail academy

PUBLISHED: 14:00 07 December 2016 | UPDATED: 15:33 07 December 2016

The Mayor of Havering Cllr Philippa Crowder and Iain Duncan Smith MP at the launch of the new rail training academy at Havering College

The Mayor of Havering Cllr Philippa Crowder and Iain Duncan Smith MP at the launch of the new rail training academy at Havering College

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A rail training programme, which helps the long-term unemployed back into work was officially launched yesterday.

Former Secretary of State for Work and Pensions Iain Duncan Smith attended the event at Havering College’s Quarles Campus in Tring Gardens, Harold Hill.

Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling was due to attend but because of other commitments, he had to apologise for his absence.

Havering mayor Cllr Philippa Crowder cut the ribbon to officially launch the course.

The five-week “boot camp” rail training academy at the college started in October last year and helps the long-term unemployed and ex-offenders back into work.

So far, out of 175 participants with few or no qualifications, who completed the course, 122 are now in work.


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