Employment & Training

The construction industry can make a vital economic contribution to local communities by providing people with jobs and income.

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The following are some of the activities we have developed which have delivered employment opportunities to long term unemployed people in the neighbourhoods where we are work:

  • The creation of full time employment through Modern Apprenticeships
  • Working with charitable organisations and promoting the employment of operatives under the New Deal Initiatives
  • Supporting and trading with local subcontractors and suppliers
  • Developing youth involvement and participation in the construction process
  • Working with housing and education forums promoting and establishing closer links with the communities

On a project in Sheffield, we worked closely with a community led organisation called SOAR (Southey and Owlerton Area Regeneration). One of their objectives was to provide support to local people actively seeking employment.  Rowlinson Constructions gave opportunities to 2 apprentice joiners put forward by SOAR and recruited many local tradesmen and subcontractors.

In some areas of high level long term unemployment we have worked closely with local residents groups to produce leaflets for them to distribute. These leaflets have provided information regarding the project, the likely duration, the number of employment opportunities that are likely to be created and how people can apply for the vacancies. Where appropriate, we conduct interviews on site to enable easy access for local people who may not have transport available..