Winvic joined client IM Properties (IMP) to present its Mercia Park Employment Scheme (Construction Phase), as part of its commitment to supporting employment opportunities and raising skill levels in local communities.
Recently approved by North West Leicestershire District Council, the Employment Scheme represents a pledge by those involved in the construction of Mercia Park to ensure local job seekers, students and businesses can benefit from its development.
Presented via a webinar on Thursday 23 July, the event provided information to an invited audience of local employment support and training provider organisations and comprised presentations from IMP and Winvic as the principal onsite contractor – including the unveiling of a new local Employment and Skills Partnership.
Over £50m is being invested in the construction phase of the project, with work on site progressing well since it began in Spring 2020. During this period IMP will be working with Winvic and its supply chain to explore providing opportunities for jobs, study visits, apprenticeships and work experience.
The Employment Scheme (Construction Phase) is particularly looking to support those within the agreed target impact area, covering the six local authority areas which surround the site:.
- Hinckley and Bosworth
- North West Leicestershire
- North Warwickshire
- South Derbyshire
Local people interested in working at Mercia Park are being encouraged to contact IMP or Winvic, as well as job centres, employment support providers and colleges about training opportunities linked to the site.
Further details about construction training courses are available at a number of local colleges:
- Stephenson College – www.stephensoncoll.ac.uk
- North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College – www.nwslc.ac.uk
- Burton and South Derbyshire College – www.bsdc.ac.uk
More information about a career in construction and the built environment is available at www.goconstruct.org.
Please continue to visit this website for future project updates and signposting on jobs and skills.