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Wates receive accolade for their commitment to social mobility

Category: Awards, Social Mobility, communities, ceremony, journalist, wates, commitments

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The accolade, presented to the company by BBC Breakfast business journalist Steph McGovern (pictured above, with Wates director Jonny Wates) at the awards ceremony in London on 12 October, recognised Wates’ commitment to advancing social mobility in the communities in which it works, and through its award-winning sustainability programme, Reshaping Tomorrow.

Wates has always been committed to the long-term future of the built environment and our sustainability programmes underpin our vision to become the most trusted partner in the built environment, leaving a positive legacy for the communities in which we work and live.

“We are proud that our efforts have been recognised through this award, and confident that it will encourage us to work even harder to ensure we do as much as we can to embed sustainability and provide opportunities for the next generation.”- Rachel Woolliscroft, Director of Sustainability, the Wates Group

Wates Group, which was established by the Wates family in 1897, employs around 4,000 people in the UK, and was awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Sustainable Development in 2016.

Through Reshaping Tomorrow, the company runs a number of innovative programmes focused on promoting social and environmental sustainability, including:

  • Building Futures – a pre-employment programme focused on helping the long-term unemployed gain real work skills. Since its establishment ten years ago, over 1500 people have completed the programme with 55% of graduates moving into employment, education or training
  • Build Yourself – a programme to encourage young people to consider careers in the built environment
  • Wates Sustainable Technology Services – Wates’ approach to tackling challenges around energy and climate change; a technology brokerage service promoting the adoption of emerging energy and resource-saving technologies through major customers.

    Are you interested at a career at Wates Group? Please click here.

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VERCIDA works with over one hundred clients who are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. If you are an employer and interested in working with VERCIDA to promote your diversity and inclusion initiatives and attract the best candidates, please email [email protected] for more information.

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