8th August 2017
Farrans has made the cut - twice - in this year's Construction Investing in Talent Awards, having been selected as a finalist in both the ‘Outreach Initiative of the Year’ and ‘Excellence in Learning & Development' categories.
The awards, which are coordinated by Construction News, focus on rewarding individuals and teams who work hard in order to attract and retain the best talent.
Construction News Editor, Tom Fitzpatrick, praised Farrans for making it through the first round of judging.
"Our shortlisted companies are overcoming Brexit uncertainty by striving to attract and retain the best talent in the UK construction industry,” he said.
“Each company is going further than ever before to make construction an inclusive industry and pushing the boundaries on their outreach initiatives, recruitment and as the best places to work."
Excellence in Learning & Development
Farrans’ nomination within the ‘Excellence in Learning & Development’ category recognises the introduction of a dedicated Training and Development team to engage employees in new, innovative and challenging ways.
“It’s about adopting a holistic approach to developing what is important to Farrans,” explains Training and Development Manager, Joanne Lennox.
“Our people are vitally important. To realise our company vision of being the Contractor of Choice is to realise - in a different sense –our people are the enablers of that”.
“And that’s why new development programmes, such as Performance Management and Leadership Development are key. They are evidence that we are committed to training, developing and empowering our own people.”
Outreach Initiative of the Year
Farrans was also nominated for Outreach Initiative of the Year, recognising the impact of ASPIRE, a skills programme which seeks to equip the long-term unemployed, ex-offenders, and disabled people with core employability skills.
“The ASPIRE initiative engages those furthest removed from the labour market to adopt a new approach to working life,” said Community Engagement Manager, Brigid McGuigan.
“It can empower people and change lives and that’s why we’re delighted to be shortlisted beside some of the leading figures within the UK construction sector.
“It is recognition that can only help to further drive our culture of continuous improvement”.
The category winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony at Grosvenor House Hotel in London on 15th November.