Balfour Beatty has committed to supporting individuals – regardless of their background – into careers in construction
Balfour Beatty is partnering with independent social enterprise Renaisi to provide skilled refugees with long-term careers in construction.
The company has already offered 11 positions to refugees, supporting their existing knowledge, and building on the skills developed in their country of origin.
The candidates have been employed across various roles ranging from engineering and planning to software engineering.
Following a successful pilot in Balfour Beatty’s transport, energy and power major projects business, the company is now rolling out its partnership with Renaisi more widely across the UK.
Paul Raby, human resources director at Balfour Beatty, said: “Our collaboration with Renaisi marks another step forward for Balfour Beatty as we strive to offer individuals – no matter their background – the opportunity to develop and hone their skills whilst working on some of the largest and most important infrastructure schemes in the UK.
“Through our partnership, we hope to lead the charge in inspiring others and hope that by providing secure employment opportunities for refugees, we will welcome a new pool of talent to the construction and infrastructure industry.”