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SWH Group teams up with The Royal Marines Charity

SWH Group has teamed up with The Royal Marines Charity to support Royal Marines.

One of SWH’s objectives as a National Skills Academy for Construction (NSAfC) is to provide Taster Days for under-represented groups. This month, we offered a Taster Day to The Royal Marines Charity in Lympstone.

The Royal Marines Charity is an organisation that supports Royal Marines who face leaving, or have left the service due to injury, in their transition to civilian life and to help them to pursue challenging and enduring careers.

Ten Royal Marines attended and the event ran from 10am - 1pm, beginning with a site safety induction, followed by an introduction to the business and the different trades and opportunities available within SWH Group.

The group were then introduced to several employees from across the business, including Site Agents and Managers, who gave an insight into their careers in construction.

SWH Group is a supporter of Plymouth City Council's Building Plymouth initiative. Emma Hewitt, Skills Coordinator for Building Plymouth, also came along to talk to the group about  opportunities in the Plymouth area.

The group was then given a tour of Head Office, followed by a Q&A session.

Katherine Callus, HR Business Partner at The Royal Marines Charity said:

“We gained an exceptional eye-opener into the world of civils and construction today. SWH were extremely generous with their time and information, and honest about the opportunities available within SWH itself, and across the sector locally, nationally and globally.  They were able to offer inspiring real life stories, a practical insight into what individual roles meant, and how these injured  Royal Marines might transfer their abilities, as well illustrating that  different cultures exist in different organisations. They also demonstrated  what the future holds for this exciting industry with digital technology and other innovations.  

 

The Royal Marines Charity is extremely grateful to you for giving us such a valuable demonstration; thank you to all concerned!“


Ian McDonald, a Royal Marine who attended the day, said:

“…the morning was most informative and showcased individuals who genuinely came across as dedicated pragmatic professionals, this event has certainly opened my eyes as a potential alternative career path to my current career as a security management consultant working on land based projects in East Africa”

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