Tuesday, October 25, 2011

News: Morrison secures award for support of employment opportunities in Rotherham


Repairs and maintenance service provider, Morrison, has won the Chartered Institute of Building award for Collaborative Working at the Celebrating Construction in South Yorkshire Awards (CCISY).

Promoted by the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB), the awards aim to celebrate high quality work by all parts of the region's construction industry supply chain including developers, designers, builders and end-users, both large and small.

Morrison won the award for its support of employment opportunities within Rotherham, in partnership with Access All Areas and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC).

Working with Access all Areas and a number of other local organisations including AdPro/Project 400, RotherFed, Full Circle Learning and Wolseley, Morrison provides work experience and employment opportunities to people who may be disadvantaged due to age, unemployment or disability; giving them opportunity and hope about future employment prospects.

Over the past ten months, Morrison together with its partners has undertaken a wide range of initiatives including apprenticeships, second chance apprenticeships, employment matters programmes for individuals Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEETS), school work experience placements and DIY taster classes for tenants. These initiatives have helped over 49 people and the resulting benefits amongst participants have included an increase in confidence and self-esteem, a changed attitude to work and the take up of further training or employment.

Andy Wilson, account director at Morrison Rotherham, said: "This award is fantastic recognition of the work we have been doing in the local community during our first ten months in Rotherham.

"However, we have not done this alone and none of these programmes would have been as successful without the strong relationships that have been nurtured and developed with our partner organisations. We will now continue to develop these initiatives to ensure even more Rotherham residents benefit from these opportunities in the year ahead."

The Sustainability Award at the event was won by Rotherham-based Bramall Construction.

Morrison website

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