Wynne Construction has been commended for empowering future generations to develop green skills. We have been shortlisted in the 2023 Careers Wales Valued Partner awards for Best Supporter of the Net-Zero Agenda, thanks to its work engaging with pupils while carrying out sustainable school builds.
During projects, Wynne shares the importance of climate-conscious jobs and the opportunities in the sector, in addition to working with Careers Wales, the education provision, and businesses, to embed these roles and experiences in the curriculum.
The firm is also conscious to safeguard education through constructing modern and energy-efficient school buildings, completing a major development of Anglesey’s Ysgol Corn Hir earlier in the year. The new facility includes larger classrooms to maximise natural light and ventilation, with photovoltaic (PV) panels fitted on the roof and air source heat pumps installed to reduce emissions and operational costs. In addition, as part of Wynne’s wider goals of reaching net zero by 2040, the company has ensured 100 per cent of electricity consumed at its offices is renewably sourced by fixing 58 PV solar panels at its headquarters.
Wynne Construction director Richard Wynne, who has been involved in the green energy tariff, said: “We are environmentally focussed throughout all our activity, so receiving recognition for encouraging young people in these roles is a fantastic reflection of our carbon-cutting goals. Investing in more sustainable methods of construction and continuing to extend commitments to all areas of our business are vital steps in ensuring we achieve net zero, and it is important to take the next generation of the workforce on this journey.”
The Careers Wales annual ceremony offers an opportunity to recognise employers who have worked with the organisation to deliver impactful and engaging experiences to pupils in Wales over the last 12 months.
Wynne has previously won two Valued Partner accolades, including a gold award in the Innovative Support for Schools category, due to the firm’s adaptive approach to engage with learners during the pandemic.
Nikki Lawrence, chief executive at Careers Wales, said: “Congratulations to Wynne Construction for being shortlisted for a Valued Partner Award 2023.
This event allows us to thank businesses for providing local pupils with meaningful experiences and empowering them with work-related knowledge that will help them shape their futures. Working with schools to provide valuable careers support helps inspire and motivate the younger generation and future workforce of Wales. “We look forward to welcoming Wynne to the special awards ceremony at the Pierhead building this year and wish everyone the best of luck.”
This year’s awards are being sponsored by Minister for the Economy Vaughan Gething and will take place on 8 November at the Pierhead building on the Senedd estate in Cardiff.