Wynne Construction has scooped a Gold award for our work in helping students prepare for their future careers.
We were delighted to have received a Valued Partner Award recognising the support we give to schools and young people to gain a better understanding of the world of work. Careers Wales makes links between education and employers by bringing schools and businesses together to inform, inspire and motivate young people about their future career opportunities.
The Education Business Exchange was launched in 2018 and now offers schools the opportunity to link up with more than 13,500 employers across Wales through a range of different activities.
As a Valued Partner, we have visited many secondary schools offering advice and guidance on how to join the construction industry and careers options available to pupils. This has included supporting mock interviews and talks with our young apprentices. We also attend Choose Your Future events held across the North Wales region.
We were joined by more than 50 companies from across Wales at the awards ceremony held at the Hilton Hotel in Cardiff and hosted by BBC Radio Wales presenter Jason Mohammed. Nikki Lawrence, Careers Wales Chief Executive, said: “The Valued Partner Award scheme is instrumental to the work Careers Wales does and we greatly appreciate the support we receive from each and every one of our Valued Partners. Ultimately, we’d like employers to feed into the national curriculum to ensure the skills students are developing will be useful to the evolving workplace. Without our Valued Partners, we wouldn’t be able to reach as many students at such a granular level and for that we are very grateful.”
Alison Hourihane from Wynne Construction said: “We are delighted to have received this award and to be recognised for our work in schools. We feel promoting the construction industry and all that it entails is an important message. It's an exciting industry to work in. Careers Wales do a fantastic job supporting young people and we find our involvement really worthwhile."