Engaging, educating and employing

We are committed to engaging, educating and employing the local community through our projects.

We do this through a variety of initiatives including:

  • career taster days
  • work experience placements and traineeships
  • working with partners to deliver entry level qualifications such as CSCS cards
  • increasing diversity through partnerships with third party organisations
  • providing energy awareness training to local residents.

Committed to creating local employment opportunities

We have a commitment to local labour on all the projects that we work on and recognise the benefits of advertising and recruiting through local partners, including job brokerages and Job Centre Plus. We commit to a number of new roles on the developments we work on, either directly with us or through our supply chain.

We advertise all opportunities and ensure we work with these organisations to provide initial skills forecasting to support the training needs of local residents to help them to compete effectively for roles and apprenticeship opportunities.

Following the Covid-19 pandemic, we are working with government programmes such as Kickstart and JETs to support the rapid return to work of those who were made redundant because of the pandemic.