Economy

2019-2021 Objectives & Targets Griffiths is committed to developing a skilled and well-educated population in an economy which provides employment opportunities, allowing people to better themselves through securing sustainable work. By providing jobs for local people and opportunities for training and development throughout project delivery, we will ensure everyone reaches their full potential – irrespective of their background or circumstances. We recognise work needs to be done to address the current skills gap within our industry. Our new targets will increase and extend our efforts to engage with younger generations and under represented groups, highlighting and promoting the exciting and varied career opportunities within Civil Engineering and Construction. As a globally responsible business, we will ensure our supply chain matches our business ethics. We will support the growth of local micro businesses, small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) and third sector organisations, removing barriers faced during procurement and paying them promptly. Griffiths is committed to developing a skilled and well-educated population in an economy which provides employment opportunities, allowing people to better themselves through securing sustainable work.</p> By providing jobs for local people and opportunities for training and development throughout project delivery, we will ensure everyone reaches their full potential – irrespective of their background or circumstances.</p> We recognise work needs to be done to address the current skills gap within our industry. Our new targets will increase and extend our efforts to engage with younger generations and under represented groups, highlighting and promoting the exciting and varied career opportunities within Civil Engineering and Construction. As a globally responsible business, we will ensure our supply chain matches our business ethics. We will support the growth of local micro businesses, small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) and third sector organisations, removing barriers faced during procurement and paying them promptly.
Objectives Targets
Develop a skilled and engaged workforce by providing training and development opportunities to our staff Maintain 5% of workforce who are employed on earn as you learn training agreements
Address the construction skills gap by attracting, developing and retaining new talent in the industry Employ one new entrant Apprentice / Trainee / Graduate for every £10m turnover
Enable local people to fulfil their potential no matter what their background or circumstances Support local people facing barriers to employment by offering one fulltime opportunity for every £1m turnover
Provide one week Work Experience Placement for every £5m Turnover
Support a prosperous economy by ensuring local SMEs and third sector businesses can join our Supply Chain Hold three Meet the Buyer Events providing  opportunities for local SMEs and Third Sector Businesses to join our Supply Chain
Measure the economic impact of major projects utilising the Welsh Government’s “Community Benefits Tool” achieving a £1.95 “money multiplier”

2017/2018 Highlights

Winning the Constructing Excellence’s National Award for People Development shows the impact our School Engagement Programme, Apprentice+ and Staff Training Plan is having. In 2018, 10 new entrant apprentices joined Griffiths and 14 existing apprentices decided to continue their learning by progressing to the next level of education. By joining The 5% Club we have set a clear target to offer apprenticeships and ‘earn as you learn’ training agreements to at least 5% of our workforce. Our projects are demonstrating strong local procurement. We held six regional Meet the Buyer Events and, using the Welsh Government’s Economic Measurement Tool, can demonstrate an economic multiplier of £1.93. This means £1.93 has been re-invested into the local economy for every £1 spent on a project. In 2018, we also signed up to Central Government’s Prompt Payment Code and Welsh Government’s Ethical Employment in Supply Chains Code of Practice.