Amey recognised for investing in young people in Hampshire

10 December 2015
Four Amey employees, holding a certificate.

Amey’s highways team in Hampshire has been recognised for their commitment to training young people and developing their skills in the workplace.

Amey was presented with the Gold standard for the Hampshire Investor in Young People Award by Hampshire County Council. The award recognised Amey’s work to offer traineeships and work experience, as well as their commitment to inspire young people into careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). It also acknowledged Amey’s support of schools, further education providers and young offenders.

David Fawcett, Customer Services Manager in Hampshire, said: “The team in Hampshire work tirelessly to support the county’s young people at all ages. Whether that’s supporting young people to make decisions about their careers, offering work placements or guiding the new apprentices who join the team every year. It’s a privilege to see young people grow and develop at Amey as their careers progress, and a fantastic achievement to have received the Gold Award.”

The Hampshire Investors in Young People Award recognises employers that show commitment to investing in young people’s employability and career development. This could involve businesses developing close links with their local schools, offering work experience opportunities, traineeships and apprenticeships, as well as offering corporate sponsorship of careers events and supporting the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award scheme.

The award was presented to the team by Councillor Peter Edgar, Executive Member for Education at Hampshire County Council. Speaking at the presentation, Councillor Edgar said: “Our Careers and Employability Service aims to inspire ambition in young people beginning their career journey, and to foster beneficial relationships with schools, colleges and local businesses to help young people develop the skills they need for the workplace.

“We want to give local employers access to a committed and enthusiastic workforce with the right skills that will help their businesses to grow. Employers play a vital role in this, and I am delighted that we have been able to recognise these employers in Hampshire who have invested their experience, time and money to give young trainees and apprentices an opportunity to be inspired and take their rightful place as a member of this county’s future workforce.”