Jobs and training opportunities
Lendlease, the principal contractor of the Perry Barr Residential Scheme Phase One, has signed up to the ‘Birmingham Business Charter for Social Responsibility', with an action plan in place with 32 social value targets. As part of this plan, they are working in partnership with Birmingham City Council’s Employment Access Team (EAT) to promote jobs and training opportunities to local communities. These include:
- Construction skills hub - The Construction Skills Hub gives local people access to pre employment training programmes to help them gain the skills required by construction employers working on this project and other projects across the West Midlands. The scheme is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) through the Construction Skills Fund.
- Women in construction – The Construction Hub has supported the training of women through the Women into Construction programme sponsored by the Home Builders Federation. The training delivered so far has resulted in three women working on site with Lendlease.
Working with schools
Phase one Perry Barr Regeneration principal contractor, Lendlease, has been working with local schools on a number of educational projects to raise awareness of what’s happening on site and to inform pupils about career opportunities in construction and more. Examples of such projects include:
- Summer internships
- Work placement projects, such as a Single Use Plastics Ambassadors Project
- Cultural tours
- Site visits
We will encourage all of our partners and contractors, including Lendlease the principal contractor at the residential scheme, to use FinditinBirmingham to promote local supply chain opportunities. For more information about their approach and current opportunities for local businesses, including SMEs and third sector organisations, please visit their supplier page on Finditinbirmingham.
Careers Champion initiative
Rita Patel-Miller, Social Value Manager for Lendlease, has been recognised as a Careers Champion for playing a key role in linking the company and its activities with the community in relation to the Perry Barr Residential Scheme. Find out more about the Careers Champion initiative.