Construction Gateway – ValYou are 1 of 6 Approved recruitment agencies operating the Construction Gateway Project across the West Midlands. We are actively involved with Birmingham City Council and Approved Training Partners to offer employment to recently qualified workers with (CITB) CSCS & CPCS cards.
Other initiatives include female only courses for both HS2 and Women into Construction. All ladies have obtained a CSCS and H&S and done 4 weeks work experience with HS2 and will be looking for paid employment within the Construction Industry.
GBSLEP – Our Managing Director is the Chairman of the SSESB (South Staffs Employment & Skills Board). The Board meet quarterly and includes members from business, training providers and education, such as Mark Warrilow, Education Manager for HS2. The board is an extension to the GBSLEP (Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership) with a mission is to create jobs, grow the economy and increase aspirations & opportunities for Greater Birmingham. As a result, our M.D. is personally involved in Employment & Skills initiatives.
Employment Ambassador – Uniquely, ValYou are based within a college location. With the associated links to SSESB our M.D. undertakes a voluntary role as Employment Ambassador (EA) for the college. This is to promote work experience, Apprenticeships and employment for young adults. The role promotes best practice across the EA network.
Apprenticeships – As part of our college partnership, ValYou commit to offering students work experience opportunities within our business. This helps the students to gain confidence, enhance their IT skills and prepare for the world of work. From our work experience program, we guarantee to employ at least one Apprentice per year, leading to full employment following their course completion.
We partner with Performance Through People (PTP) to deliver our Apprenticeships in Business Administration Level 2. PTP are actively involved with the Midlands Engine Government Program promoting the Midlands as a powerhouse region for economic growth.
Winner – Medium Employer of the Year: Chase Terrace Technology College. CTTC needed to reduce the level of NEET students & improve post-16 & 18 career options. CTTC recruited their own apprentices in business administration & partnered with ValYou Recruitment as an on-site employer.
Walsall Works Bronze Award – ValYou have secured the Walsall Works Bronze Award from Walsall MBC after working closely with Walsall College to find employment opportunities for Construction Gateway candidates. The award recognised our activities and initiatives for promoting Skills for the Future / Diversity & Inclusivity / Thriving Communities within the local communities.
Armed Forces Covenant – We have been awarded bronze status from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) demonstrating our promise to those people that have served in our armed forces. This extends to the individual and their families, ensuring they are treated fairly. Furthermore, we have a MOD National Account Manager that has MOD90 & Security Clearance, enabling us to conduct interviews on armed forces bases and promote our recruitment business to people leaving the services. Our objective is to achieve Silver and then Gold awards.
Disability Confident Employer – is a scheme that is designed to help ValYou recruit and retain disabled people and people with health conditions for their skills and talent. Over 12,000 organisations have signed up. Disability Confident organisations play a leading role in changing attitudes for the better, changing behaviour and cultures in their own businesses, networks and communities, and reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices.
Chamber of Commerce – Members of the Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce and are actively involved in local networking events with Blue Chip and SME organisations. The membership enables us to keep abreast of regional developments and business growth initiatives.