Community groups

We are currently mentoring five community energy groups to facilitate community energy across London. We are working with Brixton Energy, Hackney Energy, Rosendale Energy, Vauxhall Energy and Streatham Power, whilst supporting the development of Community Energy London.

For more information about getting involved in these groups and Community Energy London please contact afsheen.rashid@repowering.org.uk.

 


 

Training and work experience opportunities

Repowering London places great value on providing paid learning and training opportunities for the community during the development of renewable energy schemes.

 

Youth Training Programme

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The Repowering London youth training programme is a paid, accredited scheme covering sustainable energy, social enterprise and community development.

The programme is aimed at 16-25 year olds who are lacking opportunities and who may feel alienated from greater society, disengaged with education or uncertain of the future.

The course runs for 40 hours giving participants insight and experience into the world of low carbon and the green economy through:

  • solar panel making,
  • visits to renewable technology sites,
  • discussions with industry figures,
  • community engagement and surveying,
  • social media and brand building,
  • co-operative business models and marketing.

Upon completion, interns will be awarded AQA certificates and receive careers advice, to boost employability and confidence. There is a focus on energy efficiency and environmental awareness which supplements the school syllabus by looking at climate change and ideas around energy saving in the home.

In 2018, we are running 3 schemes:

  1. February – April: Brixton Energy programme, aimed at young people living in the borough of Lambeth. Applications closed.
  2. June – July: Energy Garden programme, aimed at young people living near London Overground stations. Applications closed.
  3. October – December: Banister House Solar programme, aimed at young people living in the borough of Hackney. Applications open now!

Got any questions?

You can find out more detail about the programme in our overview document. Otherwise, get in touch with our Youth & Community Officer via email zaira.rasool@repowering.org.uk or text 07546 336 670.

 

Repowering internships

Repowering London also runs a series of unpaid internship placements for University level graduates. The programme lasts 3 months and interns gain experience of developing community energy projects learning about the policy, finance, IT, technical, legal, communications, community engagement and policy involved in delivering projects. Repowering London expects graduate interns to make a commitment of at least 2 days a week. Our internship assessment is on a rolling basis and placements are made following a successful interview.

For more information about applying for our internships and work experience opportunities please contact info@repowering.org.uk.

 


Investment opportunities

Each of our cooperatives releases a community share offer, giving people the chance to invest in community and receive a good rate of return. For more information about investment opportunities take a look at our projects.