If you are unemployed and are seeking to gain skills to help you get into the workplace, then we want to hear from you. The Bouygues Construction Special Apprenticeship scheme is designed to offer people like you a chance to gain valuable work experience on a construction site, supported and nurtured by people who are enthusiastic and passionate about their profession.
A social and economic responsibility
As a company operating in both urban and rural settings, and with the full support of our customers and public contracting authorities, we strongly believe that providing work and training opportunities forms part of our responsibility. One of our core aims is to give people who are unemployed the chance to regain their confidence and acquire a recognised professional qualification and to help them secure their first job or get back into the workplace.
In 2012, Bouygues Construction set up a dedicated committee made up of operational managers and human resources professionals to deliver on this commitment. Each year, across all our French sites, we are able to provide 500,000 hours of employment and training to people who fit the target profile.
Going beyond contractual obligations
Our approach on the ground goes well beyond contractual requirements and is underpinned by proactive initiatives, developed and shared with our public and private-sector partners. These initiatives take the form of direct job creation (work opportunity contracts, training contracts) or direct jobs available through our partners (temporary employment agencies and work opportunity companies).
Our global commitment to providing work opportunities
Wherever we operate, our subsidiaries launch initiatives to provide work and training opportunities. Here are some of our success stories.
The “Pays de France” project, Reims
Thanks to a local agreement on work opportunities for disadvantaged communities, Pertuy Construction has easily exceeded its commitments, delivering on more than 24,000 hours of employment and training. A key component of the company's approach is its collaboration with two local organisations, JOB’S 51 and EMPLOI 51, on a temporary work opportunity contract offering training and a minimum of six months’ work experience to six candidates.
The LNG Tank site, Dunkirk
Bouygues Travaux Publics and a number of employment organisations have initiated a major work opportunity project. Launched in 2011, the recruitment process is based on workshops presenting different professions, simulation-based recruitment techniques and 15 months of vocational training. The scheme resulted in more than 200 recruitment interviews being held, and 24 ‘Operational Preparation for Employment’ agreements and 21 work/study contracts being signed.
Bouygues UK has developed a network of Skills & Employment Centres on its biggest construction sites. These skills centres, which have been accredited by the National Skills Academy for Construction, are intended to develop apprenticeships, training, local employment and education. Bouygues UK has already opened six centres, in London, Brighton, Harlow, Maidstone and Chelmsford.
Each centre is managed by a dedicated project coordinator, who is the interface between the site team, subcontractors, trainers and local agencies. One example of a fruitful partnership was the Rochester site, where Bouygues UK joined forces with the Medway Job Centre to offer thirteen unemployed youngsters to follow apprenticeships at the Skills & Employment Centre.
If you, too, want to have such a rewarding experience and facilitate your integration into the labour market, simply go to your nearest young people’s employment centre. In every region, there is a Bouygues Construction site waiting to welcome you.