WRW worked with the CITB to team up with Aberystwyth Jobcentre Plus during construction month.
Working in the local community and with appropriate partners, Jobcentre Plus offers a variety of schemes to help people find work, identify training opportunities and develop their skills.
As part of our commitment to community benefits on the Aberystwyth Fire Station project, CITB Construction Ambassador Kelly Edwards delivered a presentation to unemployed people giving advice on routes into construction and the variety of roles available. The aim of the talk was to broaden their knowledge of the construction industry and give an insight into how they can pursue a career in construction.
Two candidates expressed an interest in gaining further experience in construction and WRW are now considering possible work placement opportunities for an electrician and a general labourer.
The event followed on from a site tour undertaken by Construction Manager Mark Stevens where Jobcentre Plus staff and local unemployed people were taken on a tour of the current Aberystwyth Fire Station project. The site visit was an opportunity for Jobcentre Plus to promote the industry to jobseekers and gain advice and information from construction personnel.
Another event in partnership with Llanelli Jobcentre Plus is due to take place next week with the aim of giving staff a better understanding of careers in construction.