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Simian and Chelsea FC Open Construction Career Pathways

5th May 2021

Being a business that is formed from what is primarily an Evertonian fanbase, (I know, I know – Editor) we’re thrilled to be working with the Chelsea Football Club Foundation, to provide free CSCS cards and pathways into the construction industry.

Chelsea FC Foundation

The Chelsea seven-day online course will provide delegates with a Level 2 certificate in Construction Employability and a Level 1 Award in Digital Work Skills.

Completion will open up a pathway into a 13-day training with SIMIAN, which will result in the opportunity for candidates to take the CSCS test and the award of a CSCS card – the passport to a career in the construction industry.

To achieve, learners must:

  • Attend the Chelsea seven-day online class via zoom starting on Monday 17 May. This course consists of two 45-minute teaching sessions every morning and, if needed, a support session in the afternoon of each day until Tuesday 25th May.
  • On successful completion of the above, candidates will attend a 13-day training course with SIMIAN.

Learners must:

  • Be 19 years old or older
  • Be unemployed and in receipt of benefits – be prepared to show proof of benefits on enrolment
  • Be working/ furloughed but on an income of £20,850 or lower – be prepared to show evidence of this via a wage slip
  • Have photo ID
  • Have or be able to download the zoom video platform
  • Have a laptop or PC to work from (Sorry – smart phones aren’t suitable!)
  • Have lived in the UK/EU for three years at least

Speaking of our latest joint-venture initiative, Sara Calvo, Business Development Manager (SE) said: “This is a superb opportunity to not only gain qualifications, but also to get a CSCS card and get work in the construction industry. The construction industry has continued to operate throughout the pandemic and shows no signs of slowing up, so the initiative is a fantastic way for furloughed or unemployed workers to kickstart their careers”.

To enrol/express an interest, please email Martin Burrows at (  or Sara Calvo (