Martin’s Story

When i got on the RMF Railtrack Course, everything fell into place for me

Barhale partnered with RMF on the Birmingham Resilience Project, a Severn Trent Water project to deliver a new 26km pipeline which will allow extended planned maintenance shutdowns at Frankley water treatment works.

The first workers joined the project in June 2017 and have enjoyed the opportunities Barhale have provided in order to upgrade their skills, knowledge, and competencies that are required to perform specific jobs within the project and wider work environment.

Barhale’s involvement in this scheme brought other benefits, not least that the construction environment provides a much wider network within which a participant is interacting. This is particularly important for offenders who might face discrimination. Read More…

Iman’s Journey

My journey into construction has been a long, but amazing one. I started with no prior tickets or qualifications in the construction industry. I’m now working on one the biggest residential housing projects in Birmingham, which is funnily enough the place where I had my first break.
I had lost my job as a bartender during the pandemic so I decided to do something completely different so that I could increase my chances of employment. With the help of so many people believing in me from RMF, I was able to get the support to retrain as a Traffic Marshall, ADT and Dumper/Roller operator.

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