As a responsible company, ASW is committed to delivering community benefits and promoting social sustainability and local regeneration in the areas in which it operates.
ASW Management is familiar with the Welsh Government Publication – Community Benefits – Delivering Maximum Value for the Welsh Pound and has used some of the guiding principles within its Community Benefits Strategy.
In Wales the pound churn for every £1 spent on construction activities is £1.76 as per the Chandler KBS costing model report. Using this model, ASW has calculated that for every pound its clients spends with them, ASW returns £2.01 to the local economy as a result of its business operations.
Local Employment, Recruitment & Training of economically inactive people
ASW always aim to employ locally based staff and subcontractors / suppliers as evidenced by the graphs below:
Opportunities for Local SME’s
Photos from an ASW Meet the Buyer Event at Parc-y-Scarlets shown below:
The above event was a major success as we are now using six new local subcontractors and local labour and trainees on the Framework.
We have developed and implemented Targeted Training and Recruitment method statements on various frameworks. We work with a large number of local organisations to provide training and employment opportunities.
We currently work closely with the following organisations on our other long term projects:
- Careers Wales
- Beyond Bricks and Mortar
- Jobcentre Plus
- ReAct Wales
- GO Wales
- Local Authority Regeneration & Economic Development Departments
- Local Colleges e.g. Neath Port Talbot College, UWTSD Swansea, Gower College, Swansea
With reference to NEETS, we have built up a good relationship with the Local Workways Team for example and on the right is an extract from South West Workways Facebook Page publicising three new permanent job opportunities that were created at ASW.
Recently, as a Residential Framework Contractor we became involved with Carmarthenshire Council’s training scheme and are providing 12 weekly work experience slots for long term unemployed people between 18-25 years of age.
There is also the Carmarthenshire “Pride in Your Patch Scheme” a three year programme where ASW provide up to 160 weeks work experience and employment for NEETS.
ASW Managing Director, Anthony Thomas Chairman of the Swansea Bay Construction Group which has close links with the South West Wales Shared Apprentice Scheme (Cyfle) and Technical Director Ian James is Vice-Chairman of this group.