Councillor Don Morris, Chairman of the Housing Committee at Basildon Council, said: “Increasing employment and skills opportunities for borough residents through a social value element was a key factor in the procurement process when Morgan Sindall were awarded the repairs and maintenance contract.
“Basworx has gone from strength to strength and become the jewel in the crown of our relationship with Morgan Sindall. I am delighted to see how much of an impact it is having in the borough.”
The BasWorx programme was set up to create work experience, apprenticeships, and employment opportunities for Basildon residents through a structured work based training and up skilling. It bridges the gap between young people leaving school and accessing apprenticeships, and provides the support required to help unemployed residents back into work.
To date 29 residents have been trained through the BasWorx programme with eight going on to full-time employment as part of the BasWorx team.