Social value A key theme of our approach to social value is to work with our partners to deliver real and meaningful social and economic impact aligned to local communities priorities around our sites. Case study: BUILD North Glasgow Keepmoat Homes have a long-term partnership with Glasgow Kelvin College to maximise the opportunities in the construction industry for students and the local communities in North Glasgow. BUILD North Glasgow will provide skills, work experience and qualifications to candidates, providing them with best possible chance of securing employment in the industry. The programme was awarded £1.2m from CITB to deliver the programme over 3 years, supporting 180 individuals from key priority groups. All participants receive full employability training and a number of other bespoke sessions supporting personal development along with a whole host of construction, engineering and plant based training and qualifications. Case study: World of Work Programme – Leicester Working in partnership with Leicester City Council and Leicester College, Keepmoat Homes has been supporting Level 1 Construction students as part of Leicester College’s ‘World of Work (WOW) Experience Programme’. Completed over one week, the programme provides students with the opportunity to develop key employability skills, learn more about the construction industry and engage with local construction companies. This provides opportunities for lower level students and those with additional needs to develop the skills and qualities employers are looking for including; self-confidence, resilience, problem solving and a sense of community. Construction is one of the country’s leading economic drivers, however the sector is facing a skills shortage. The WOW Programme provides a great opportunity for local students to meet with prospective employers and learn more about the variety of career opportunities available. Case study: Kick Start Programme – Hull Working in partnership with Riverside, Keepmoat Homes implemented a pre-employment construction programme in Bransholme, which is one of the Hull’s most deprived wards and suffers from high unemployment. Over a 12 day period, residents were offered the chance to learn a wide range of construction-related and health and safety skills, preparing them for a career in construction. To date, 11 residents have completed the programme, 6 apprenticeship opportunities have been created and 5 residents have signed up to continue their construction training with Orchard Training. Social value: £127,000 of social value generated for the Local Authority and local community Social value: £63,000 of social value generated We’re helping to overcome the skills shortage in the construction industry. 16 17
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