Wynne Construction has been nationally recognised for its commitment to help develop the next generation of the country’s workforce. We have been named as the winner of the Most Innovative Support for Schools award at the 2021 Careers Wales Valued Partner Awards for our work supporting young people to prepare for their future careers.
The annual ceremony highlights businesses which have been instrumental in supporting schools and young people to engage with the world of work over the previous 12 months. The company was commended for remaining committed to supporting younger members of the community with their careers while working alongside restrictions enforced by the pandemic.
As part of Wynne’s work with Welsh schools, the firm hosted mock interview sessions, virtual workshops, and produced a bricklaying video to be displayed at schools. Virtual health and safety sessions for students studying at the Ysgol Gymraeg y Trallwng in Welshpool were also organised by Wynne, with the company currently undertaking a £7m development to construct a new Passivhaus-accredited school on site.
Alison Hourihane, social value manager at Wynne Construction, said: “We are dedicated to educating and encouraging the next phase of workers within Wales and we are thrilled to have been recognised for the work we do within schools. We aim to not only bring modern, future-proofed schools to reality, but also utilise the Wynne Futures Foundation to develop a passion and interest for the industry in the students we visit. Activities such as mock interviews and workshops are key examples of this, and credit for this success must go to the Wynne team which has worked so hard during the pandemic to ensure these events can still take place in a safe manner.”
Wynne Construction is currently developing a number of schools, including the £7.1m expansion of early years provisions across 10 Flintshire schools and the refurbishment of Ysgol Uwchradd Aberteifi in Ceredigion.
Nikki Lawrence, chief executive at Careers Wales, said: “Despite the added pressures of the pandemic, businesses have still provided excellent opportunities for young people, this is especially true of Wynne Construction. They’ve played an integral part in inspiring and motivating the next generation in the construction sector. Congratulations to Wynne Construction and all of the finalists. I’d like to thank you again for your unwavering commitment in supporting young people in the world of work.”