Education & Future Skills

We are committed to developing the next generation of skilled talent.

Our overarching ambition is to invest 1% of the company’s cash profits every year into education partnerships by 2025, making a positive impact on over 20,000 young people.

What is it?

Competencies for life.

Access to good education is fundamental to a strong society so that everyone has the chance to reach their full potential. At the same time, strong skills training and development ensure that there is no shortage of the right people to occupy current and future employment needs.

Our ambition

Why it’s important to us

Developing tomorrow’s futures.

We have the chance to work in partnership with education and skills providers to support the development of tomorrow’s futures. As an employer we can offer our people training, share knowledge and support ongoing development. Collectively we can help ensure a successful, resilient society in a fast-changing marketplace.

How we can have an impact

As an employer, support skills development of our people and inspire continued learning.

In the community, promote and invest in education and increase pathways into the workplace.

Improve awareness of the industry and encourage skills and innovation.

Highlights in 2020

  • Delivered engaging webinars to our education partners during the pandemic as part of a continued programme.
  • Provided 25 work placements at our office and sites (prior to Covid-19 restrictions).
  • Took part in Open Doors, a nationwide collaboration by Build UK in conjunction with CITB and supported by Home Builders Federation (HBF) and Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS).
  • Delivered a pilot virtual work experience project for women in collaboration with Women into Construction.

Our plans for 2021

  • Streamline approach and develop consistent measurement methodology and impacts.
  • Identify opportunities where there are both internal and external benefits from education investment.
  • Ensure all major projects have an education and skills plan in place to contribute target.
  • Increase graduates, internships and trainees into the Company and set an appropriate future target.
Strategy in action

Apprenticeships at St. Modwen

We’re committed to developing the next generation of skilled talent, helping people to reach their full potential and ensuring the right skills are cultivated to keep the property and construction sector building for the future.