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Construction clients often build in social value targets on construction projects which are delivered through
Employment & Skills Plans (ESPs)

In order to meet the targets, main contractors and their supply chains must engage local people in employment and training. Young apprentices play a vital role in addressing skills gaps and helping to bring new talent into the sector, providing social and economic value.

ESPs typically combine the following:

  • Apprenticeships;
  • Employment and training initiatives linked to initial and ongoing recruitment;
  • Training and work experience for younger people, including those who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET);
  • Maximising local labour;
  • Curriculum and careers support activities with local schools, college & Universities;
  • Graduate employment;
  • Workforce development.

Click here to read the Social Value Act click here