Amey Helps To Kickstart Careers In Scotland

Amey helps to Kickstart careers in Scotland

Amey, a leading public service provider, is helping to tackle the employment and training deficit caused by coronavirus by providing work placements under the Government’s Kickstart scheme. 

The teams working across Amey’s Secure Infrastructure Scottish Schools contracts have pledged to provide ten opportunities for young people at risk of long-term unemployment. Initially, the six-month placements will be offered in Renfrewshire, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dumfries and Galloway, Clackmannanshire and the Borders – covering a variety of roles that support Amey’s school maintenance and asset management operations.  

During the placement, each young person will learn transferable and industry-standard skills by working directly with the operational teams to keep the schools safe and clean. The placements will provide an understanding of what the working world is like, while increasing confidence and providing the right behaviours needed when seeking future employment. At the end of the course, it is hoped that many of those taking part will progress to a full-time apprenticeship. 

This year Amey set out a plan to create an ongoing social impact across the communities it operates in. This pledge will contribute towards these efforts and will aim to provide support to those who face social and economic barriers – as well as inspiring the next generation to think about a career in the asset and facilities management industry.  

Amanda Fisher, Chief Executive Officer, Amey, said: “COVID-19 has created numerous challenges for young people when seeking employment and training opportunities. This has further compounded an already challenging environment. As a key employer in Scotland, we recognise the need to support job creation and to help tackle the growing skills gap within our industry. By getting behind the Government’s Kickstart campaign, we are helping to provide a positive impact on young people who might not have had the opportunity or confidence to take that first step into the world of work – giving them every opportunity to succeed in their careers.” 

Key facts about Amey

Amey is one of the top five support services suppliers in the UK. We employ 16,000 people, have a turnover of £2.1bn and a strong forward order-book.

Every household in Britain benefits from the work we do. We maintain the UK’s road and rail infrastructure, keep schools safe and clean, manage the UK’s defence estate, safely escort prisoners and keep prisons and courts secure. We also collect and process waste, as well as deliver utilities services.

All of this is underpinned by our leading consulting capabilities which uses engineering design and data analytics to better manage the services we all use and rely on.

Amey is owned by Ferrovial, one of the world’s leading infrastructure management and investment companies. Ferrovial has more than 96,000 employees and a presence in over 15 countries. It is a member of Spain’s blue-chip IBEX 35 index and is also included in prestigious sustainability indices such as the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and FTSE4Good. Ferrovial’s activities focus on four2 business sectors: construction, airports, toll roads and services. Amey is part of the services division.