Investing in communities
Playing an active role in the communities in which we work
Morgan Sindall Construction & Infrastructure is very much a 'local' employer across the UK. We believe that making a positive difference to communities today contributes to improving society tomorrow.
Our Community Investment Framework outlines how we can support the communities in which we work. Consulting local stakeholders, we identify the best options to reflect local priorities and issues. These options include:
1. Supporting employability
We work with Jobcentre Plus to create programmes to address the issue of youth unemployment, and with Remploy to help those with disabilities back into the workplace.
2. Apprenticeships and skills development
Offering apprenticeships supports local economies by creating a stable, sustainable skills base. As well as directly employing apprentices, we support apprentices on our sites throughout our supply chain workforce.
3. Supporting schools, colleges and universities to inspire future talent
We attend events such as careers talks and activity days at local schools, and offer work experience placements to school, college and university students. We also deliver specialist lectures at universities.
4. Charitable giving and volunteering
We support communities in many ways, from fundraising to offering corporate donations, such as volunteering time and materials.
5. Supporting local businesses
We engage with SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) and offer supply chain opportunities locally on our projects. In addition we hold regional supply chain events to share best practice and build working relationships with our supply chain partners.
6. The wider society - working with diverse community groups and agencies
We work with various stakeholders representing local community groups including the Ministry of Defence Career Transition Partnership, the Women into Construction Project, and the Highlands Small Communities Housing Trust. We also work with partners to support offenders in improving their employment prospects.