Economy

2017/18 Objectives & Targets

Through our directly employed workforce and use of local supply chain partners our aim is to support the development of prosperous, resilient regional economies.

We offer people who live near to our projects fair and equal opportunities to work with us, irrespective of their background or circumstances. We will provide training to ensure everyone reaches their full potential.

2016/17 Highlights

28 new apprentices commenced employment with us in the past 12 months.

This commitment to apprenticeships allows us to recruit, train and develop new entrants into positions which are most in demand within the industry. Once again, we have used the Welsh Government’s Community Benefits Tool to measure the local impact of our projects. Over the past 12 month we have re-invested £1.95 into the local economy for every £1 spent on a project.

Objectives Targets
Develop a skilled and engaged workforce by providing training and development opportunities to our staff 90% of workforce to undertake Behavioural-based Safety Training
Enable local people to fulfil their potential no matter what their background or circumstances Provide 26 person-weeks of employment for local people for every £500k Turnover

Provide One week Work Experience Placement for every £5m Turnover

Address the construction skills gap by attracting, developing and retaining new talent in the industry Employ One new entrant Apprentice/ Trainee/ Graduate for every £10m Turnover
Support a prosperous economy by ensuring local SMEs and third sector businesses can join our Supply Chain Hold Two Meet the Buyer Events providing opportunities for local SMEs and Third Sector Businesses to join our Supply Chain

Measure the economic impact of major projects utilising the Welsh Government’s “Community Benefits Tool” achieving a £1.95 “money multiplier”