Arc Partnership win Graduate Programme of the Year at CN Workforce Awards
On 16th November, we attended an award ceremony in London, where Arc Partnership emerged as the winner of Graduate Programme of the Year for our strategic partnership with Nottingham Trent University (NTU) and Nottinghamshire County Council. The award was part of a rigorous judging process conducted by HR, equality and diversity and organisational development leaders from inside and outside the industry.
The CN Workforce Awards celebrate the people striving to make construction a more inclusive industry, as well as the businesses doing outstanding work to improve the construction industry’s reputation and employment practices.
The Graduate Programme of the Year award recognises demonstrable success in graduate recruitment. Our entry focused on our strategic partnership with NTU, which is centred on developing career pathways, growing and retaining local talent, as well as sharing insights and opportunities of the skills needed by the future workforce. Our commitment with NTU is that we will employ 3 graduates/placements per year, as well as provide access to live construction sites and present guest lectures which will give real live scenarios - enabling students to understand the complexities of a multi-disciplinary business and put their studies into context.
Retaining local young talent is vitally important, and the partnership with NTU is growing from strength to strength and enabling us to share our industry insight and pool resources to nurture the talent of the future and help to plug the green skills gap, across Nottinghamshire and the wider construction industry.
"More importantly it showcases to all NTU Students that there are many exciting employment opportunities within Nottinghamshire across the built environment now and in the future - on the back of the significant inward investment across Nottinghamshire”.
Up against large, national companies, the judges commented on our entry for the Arc Partnership and NTU strategic alliance as “stand out from the crowd, partnership working, effective strategy, local focus, and achieving results.”