Building projects around North Wales are proving popular with the local economy as more and more young people are securing training and employment with them.

Young people who have are not in employment, training or education are able to take part in a “Get into Construction” training programme organised with the Prince’s Trust and the North Wales Construction Framework.

In Wrexham one such young man to have taken part is Christian Davies from Acton who has now secured full time employment with contractor Wynne Construction at the new £4.5 million Arts and Market facility in the town centre.

He recently attended an award presentation in Wrexham where he received his certificate.


“I’ve managed to come out of it with full time work”

After the event Christian said:

“This scheme has worked out brilliantly for me. I was on benefits before and found out about the scheme through the Job Centre. We had a mix of classroom learning and on-site work during the course. It’s been really interesting and good fun along the way and I’ve managed to come out of it with full time work so I couldn’t have asked for more. It’s been great seeing everyone again today. We all had to do a short presentation which was a bit nerve racking.

(Christian Davies, Thomas Morris Jonathon Rowe, Alleisha Carey, Gavin Ansonia, James Newnes with Cllr Phil Wynn)

Cllr Phil Wynn, Lead Member for Education was present to congratulate all those involved. he said:

“It was a pleasure to see and hear of the successes of this project and it is always great to hear how our young people are getting on once they leave school and enter the world of training or employment. I am very supportive of the Framework and hope it goes from strength to strength.”

The opportunities are available thanks to the “North Wales Construction Framework” which was recently praised by industry leaders. Created in 2014 it has provided a cost effective means to secure contractors to build new schools and other public sector buildings as well as delivering benefits for local sub-contracting businesses and communities.

“29 permanent new jobs created”

Benefits to the North Wales economy include more than 7,800 hours of work experience, 29 permanent new jobs created for unemployed people, 8,800 pupils involved in engagement events and 30 work placements for individuals not in employment, education or training secured in partnership with the Prince’s Trust.

The Framework is hosted by Denbighshire County Council.

You can find out more about this training project at your local Job Centre.

Derbyniwch newyddion a gwybodaeth gan Gyngor Wrecsam yn syth bin drwy Fy Niweddariadau.