Builders merchant Jewson is helping young people build solid foundations for their future careers.
Jewson provided scores of work experience placements for young people in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Lanarkshire and Ayrshire through charity Street League, which runs a football and employability training programme.
The young people completed the Certificate of Work Readiness, which gave them relevant work experience and a real qualification to show employers they are ready for the workplace. They were also given full health and safety training and interview experience delivered by Jewson employees.
Following the placements, Jewson recruited ten full time employees, including a Modern Apprentice. Now the company’s efforts have been recognised with Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) Youth Employer of the Month Award.
Regional Human Resources Manager Adele Winfield said: “We’re honoured to receive the SDS Award for our partnership work in Scotland with Street League.
“At the end of the Certificate of Work Readiness programme there was such a high calibre of candidates who were work-ready and so determined to succeed that we wanted to recruit as many of them as we could them into our business.”
She added: “As a company, we’re determined to support young people into employment as this develops the sustainability of our business.
“The partnership with Street League has made real strides to encourage young people to think of Jewson as a place where they could have a long-term career.”