Ferrovial Services Spain
has recently signed an agreement with the Town Council of San Sebastián de los Reyes and APADIS
(Special Needs Parents Association) to host a “Trade School” in this Madrid municipality. Pursuant to the agreement, Ferrovial Services Spain will facilitate access to work for the unemployed by contributing two key assets: its knowledge as leader in the services sector in Spain, and the experience of its staff.
This initiative, which will improve employment opportunities for young people with special needs,
will run from 3rd to 31st October in San Sebastián de los Reyes. In this period, participants will receive training from Ferrovial Services Spain managers, and will gain practical experience
in the street cleaning and gardening service of the municipalities of San Sebastián de los Reyes and Colmenar Viejo.
Moreover, Madrid City Council has joined Ferrovial Services to organise, through its employment agency, a course in Integrated Maintenance of Buildings and Facilities for unemployed women. In the first edition of the programme, 15 women aged between 23 and 50 and who have been long term unemployed will receive training.
Murcia: 13 young people will receive work training in cleaning services
Following closely on the first edition of the programme implemented in Murcia in July, the city council has now launched a second edition in which 13 young persons with learning difficulties will receive classroom and practical training for street cleaning services. Upon completion of the training period, they will gain practical experience on Murcia’s streets and gardens, working as cleaners with mentoring from Ferrovial Services staff.
The Trades School programme
The Trades School programme has also been implemented in other cities around Spain, such as Santurce (Bilbao), Castro Urdiales (Cantabria), and Zaragoza. To date, seven editions of the programme have been run, with Ferrovial providing training to over 100 persons from vulnerable groups: women victims of gender violence, families at risk of social exclusion, unemployed persons, and young people with Down’s syndrome.