Economic and employment benefits for the local community


Urbaser Balfour Beatty are pleased to make the following commitments to the local community:

  • We will provide around 250 construction jobs including roles for both labourers and skilled workers.
  • Once operational, the facility will provide around 85 permanent jobs including roles for unskilled and semi-skilled workers as well as professionals.
  • We pledge to implement the Balfour Beatty Apprenticeship scheme during the construction phase with a minimum of 7% of the total workforce being apprentices, and to provide two new apprentices every two years throughout operations.
  • We will offer a job interview guarantee for local residents who meet the job criteria. This commitment applies throughout the supply chain and will target recently unemployed skilled workers.
  • We are committed to advertising jobs locally through a wide range of channels, including the local Jobcentre, Jobseeker Direct and online at Directgov to ensure local residents have access to jobs created.
  • We are committed to ensuring Essex based businesses get access to supply chain opportunities by hosting ‘Meet the Buyer’ days and promote new opportunities
  • We will create work experience placements for local students to support the development of the future workforce.
  • We will work with voluntary associations to enhance the waste management and climate change benefits of volunteering programmes.
  • We will host a Low Carbon Business Club to raise awareness and provide support to local companies in the low carbon economy.

More information can be found in the Frequently Asked Questions section.

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