The month of January saw our National participating Framework partners focus on jobs for the next of Procure Partnerships twelve ‘key monthly themes’ collaborative working group outcomes for non-project specific social value.
This month’s theme saw groups exhibit at events relating to employability, donate much needed funding to fantastic organisations and career talks aimed at care leavers.
East & West Midlands: BAM, Burmour and Galliford Try
East & West Midlands CWG came together to exhibit at the Building for the future; supply chain engagement event hosted by Heritage Lincolnshire and Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce.
Each contractor had their own branded stand to engage with prospective employees/students. Each of the three stands were next to each other and linked with a Procure Partnerships banner between to show the collaboration.
Testimonial: “It was a really good opportunity to be given the opportunity to come and look at some of the MMC projects that (Contractors) are delivering” Scott Masterman, Investment Manager at North Kesteven District Council
London: BAM and Carmel Crest
Our London framework partners selected Smart Works; a charity aimed at women which provides a dressing and coaching service designed to help individuals be the best version of themselves at a crucial moment in their lives…in preparation for a job interview. Smart Works exists to help marginalised women break the cycle of rejection and deprivation that results from unemployment.
Bam & Carmel Crest donated a total of £500 to support with interview clothes for clients.
The charity has bases in London, Birmingham, Leeds, Greater Manchester, Newcastle, Reading and Scotland. To find out more about the amazing work they do visit: Our Mission – Smart Works
Testimonial: “At a time when our service is needed more than ever your support will go a long way in helping us support women in need. With your donation we’ll be able to help even more with the coaching and clothing, helping them get the job and transform their lives.” Smart Works
Code Building Solutions have led on this month’s initiative for the Yorkshire region by engaging with Horton Housing Association. This is a not-for-profit housing association that provides accommodation and support for young adults coming out of foster care and prepares them to live independently.
“Although we are a small company we are very proud to have taken on a graduate, and two apprentices studying brick laying and joinery. Since HHA is local, we wanted to interact with the residents who are in full time education and chat with them on an informal basis of the range of careers available in the construction industry and give them an insight of how you can access the industry and what opportunities are available.” Diddy Saunders, Code
Code have arranged to meet with individuals and represent different careers in the industry including; Kevin Moir (Commercial Manager) and Joe Devine (Graduate Surveyor). The team will attend to give advice and talk about their own experience and career path.
Our Northwest contractors have busy with several careers inititatives
Bethell visited St Peter’s Catholic School in Orrell, Wigan last week, to represent Bethell at their careers event. Throughout the day, over 1000 students were in attendance from Year 7 right through to Year 11, with plenty of students eager to find out about the exciting opportunities and career pathways that the construction industry has to offer.
Bethell have recently launched a new apprentice van that will be promote their graduate and apprenticeship opportunities.
C R Reynolds
C R Reynolds Ltd attended the Oasis Wintringham Academy Careers Fair 2023 in January during the fair, staff engaged with students from across all year groups relating to the business, local projects, and discussed the exciting industry apprenticeship and careers opportunities available.
In addition, C R Reynolds attend the Humberston Academy Careers Fair 2023 today. During the fair, they engaged with students from across all year groups relating to business, projects across North East Lincolnshire, and discussed the exciting industry apprenticeship and careers opportunities available to them.
SOCIAL VALUE ADD
A collective £2.17k Social Value Add has been generated as a result of January activities that are non-project specific from sub-groups of Contractors across our national framework.