VINCI and Construction Youth Trust cement diversity partnership

The staff at VINCI Construction UK Limited cemented their commitment to diversity in the workplace by raising £1,000 for Construction Youth Trust.

In support of their strong commitment to delivering diversity and inclusion, VINCI Construction UK developed a section of their intranet which now provides information, statistics and reference material on a wide range of topics to help raise awareness of diversity in the construction industry.

To launch this campaign, staff were asked to complete a survey about diversity and for each survey filled out through the new section on the intranet, £1 was donated to Construction Youth Trust.  

Around 1000 staff members completed this survey and VINCI Construction UK HR Director, Collin Jellicoe was pleased to present Christine Townley, Director of Construction Youth Trust with a cheque of £1,000.

Colin Jellicoe stated “We have been involved with Construction Youth Trust for a number of years and are delighted to continue to support such a worthwhile organisation.  The findings from the survey which raised £1,000 for Construction Youth Trust are proving invaluable in extending the awareness of diversity issues throughout our business.  We hope to work with the organisation on a range of issues including diversity in the future, to the benefit of disadvantaged young people and the VINCI Group.”

Christine Townley stated that “Construction Youth Trust works very hard to ensure there are equal opportunities within the construction industry. Having an organisation like VINCI Construction UK onboard promoting and informing their staff about diversity in the workplace is a huge break through. We are thrilled with this donation and that so many staff members took park in the survey.”

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The Construction Youth Trust (CYT) is a charitable organisation that works to inspire and support young people as they overcome challenges in accessing training and employment in the construction industry. The Trust works across the whole range of the industry and creates progression opportunities at craft, technical and professional levels through a mixture of advice and training, financial support and employment brokerage.
For more information on CYT please visit www.constructionyouth.org,uk, email cyt@cytrust.org.uk or call 0207469 540
VINCI Construction UK forms part of VINCI, the world leader in concessions and construction. VINCI has a turnover of €31.9 billion and employs 162,000 people in 100 countries around the world.
For further information, please contact: Melanie Mathews, Head of Corporate Communications, VINCI Construction UK Limited on 01923 233433 or 01923 470435 (direct)