The Trust is awarded Exemplar Employer Status

The Trust is delighted to have recently received Evolve Exemplar Employer Status from Chwarae Teg, a charity which supports women to enter the workplace and develop skills in Wales.

Chwarae Teg’s Agile Nation Project, funded by the European Social Fund and Welsh Government, supports examples of innovation and action by organisations committed to sustainable, fair and progressive working practices.

The Exemplar Employer Award recognises businesses that have moved above and beyond legal compliance in the areas of equality and diversity to create flexible workplaces and equality of opportunity for all employees. It recognises organisations that have fostered an inclusive workplace by bringing to life policies and practices to ensure the recruitment, retention and progression of a diverse, skilled and flexible workforce.

Having Exemplar Employer Status means the organisation practices its commitment of equitable and flexible working practices, and has fostered an environment which has resulted in a positive impact on employees and the business as a whole.

In congratulating the Trust on gaining Exemplar Employer Status, Joy Kent, Chief Executive of Chwarae Teg said: “Chwarae Teg’s vision is a Wales where women can achieve and prosper, and one of the many things we are doing to make that happen is to support and champion businesses across Wales who have created equitable and fair workplaces.

Our Exemplar Employer Award provides that additional element of public recognition and allows forward thinking organisations like Construction Youth Trust an opportunity to demonstrate to other businesses that investing in people and creating a more diverse, flexible and highly skilled workforce brings significant benefits”.

On winning the award, Executive Director Christine Townley commented: “We are delighted to receive Exemplar Employer Status and to be given such recognition for our efforts in creating a flexible, supportive working environment for our staff.”