Wynne Construction has been shortlisted in Careers Wales’ Valued Partner Awards 2021 for Most Innovative Support for Schools and Most Supportive Small Business Awards.
Participation in pupil engagement activities due the coronavirus pandemic has been extremely challenging. With the COVID restrictions and guidelines in place, Wynne Construction was determined to support Careers Wales and young people as much as possible and with our ongoing relationship with the Business Engagement Advisors, we were involved in the plans to create alternative ways of working to help support pupils.
The annual award ceremony, taking place virtually this year, is an opportunity for Careers Wales to recognise and thank the businesses that have been instrumental in supporting schools and young people to engage with the world of work in the last 12 months.
In previous years, employers were nominated by business engagement advisers (BEAs) at Careers Wales and received a bronze, silver or gold award, but, this year, there will be one finalist crowned the overall winner of each category.
The categories for the awards are:
• Best Newcomer
• Best Ongoing Relationship with a School
• Most Innovative Support for Schools
• Most Supportive Small Business
• Outstanding Personal Contribution
Due to the pandemic, the Valued Partner Awards 2020 didn’t go ahead, but is returning to a virtual event this year. The ceremony will be held during the working day with a celebrity guest host and the winners will be revealed live.
Alison Hourihane, Social Value Manager said: “We are thrilled to have been shortlisted for two awards, and to be recognised for our work with schools during the recent challenging times. We are looking forward to the ceremony and to add to our previous Gold Valued Partner Award 2019.”
Nikki Lawrence, chief executive at Careers Wales, said: “Wynne Construction has provided schools across North Wales with some great opportunities, and we congratulate them, and the other finalists, for being shortlisted.
“All of the employers we work with provide valuable support to local schools and young people and this extra level of information, advice and guidance is vital for inspiring and motivating the next generation. On behalf of myself and everyone at Careers Wales, we wish Wynne Construction and everyone else shortlisted the best of luck.”