Wates shows Barking students how construction is ‘Top Trumps’ for a future career

Wates has launched a set of ‘Top Trumps’ style playing cards to help explain the wide variety of roles available in construction and to encourage more young people into the industry.

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BLOG: Improving communities by buying local

We have hosted our first online ‘meet the buyer’ event, organised through the social procurement organisation, ‘Supply Change’.

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The New Social Value Model

On 31 March 2021, Su Pickerill, Wates Group Community Investment Manager, was a guest speaker at ICRS discussing ‘The New Social Value model’.

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Celebration a team effort of global proportions

Emma Gruenbaum, Head of Business Improvement and Transformation at Wates Construction Group, talks about wellbeing and charity initiative.

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National social value award win for Wates

Wates has received a prestigious award at the 2021 National Social Value Awards winning the ‘Private Sector Leadership’ category.

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BLOG: Creating a Social Value showcase on each and every project

Su Pickerill, Group Community Investment Manager – Creating a Social Value showcase on each and every project.

 

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Wates and SCAPE deliver more than £58m worth of social and local economic value during 2020

Wates and SCAPE has announced that last year it delivered a total Social and Local Economic Value Add of over £58m.

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Adding value to communities through construction

John Carlin, Midlands Regional Director at Wates Construction – Adding value to communities through construction. Find out more.

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Construction a most misunderstood profession

Steve Yates, Business Development Manager for Wates Construction, talks about the Next Generation during National Apprenticeship Week.

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My apprenticeship empowers me to do something different

Sarah was quickly offered an exciting opportunity to join the Wates Residential team as a Demolition Operative Apprentice.

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Wates invests over £128,500 into social enterprises across the North East

Wates has announced that in the last 12 months it has delivered a total spend of £128,679 against a target of £93,000 to support social enterprises across the region.

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MYTHBUSTERS – what it’s really like to work in the built environment

Hear from some of our apprentices and trainees below who are helping to break down the common myths about apprenticeships in construction.

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Social value is the key to Covid recovery

Has social value lost its force amidst the global pandemic? Wates Group’s Community Investment Manager, Su Pickerill, explains why creating opportunities has never been more important…

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Creating Opportunities: Wates launches five-year social value strategy with Group-wide commitment to real Living Wage

The Wates has signalled its continued commitment to social value announcing that every one of its business units will achieve Living Wage Recognised Service Provider (RSP) status within five years.

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I don’t limit my challenges, I challenge my limits

Terri Dale has been commended by HMRC for helping its sites to remain operational during the global pandemic, but getting to this point in her career hasn’t always been plain sailing.

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5,000 books donated to London primary schools to encourage diversity in the construction industry

Primary school pupils across London are among the first to receive a unique new children’s book designed to inspire them to work in the construction industry.

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Wates supports grand opening of Adur Community Café in Shoreham

Wates has joined with PSR Solutions to donate £500 and a package of employment support sessions to the Adur Community Café.

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Perseverance, loyalty and adaptability: Service leavers have so much to offer

“No matter your role in the Armed Forces, whether you were a medic, a chef or a Lieutenant Colonel, you honed very specialist expertise in a high-pressure environment. You have skills that set you apart and those skills are more than welcome in the construction industry.”

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