We are a new industry in your community and we know that means we need to work hard to make sure our project brings as many benefits as possible.
The first of these is happening already with the introduction of new work opportunities, so whenever they can our contractors look to employ from the local area, regionally and then nationally. Now the construction period has begun they currently have around 80 personnel on site. This number will increase as the site grows and develops, peaking at about 350 as the construction process progresses, creating even more opportunities for local employment.
If you have the skills and experience to become part of our construction team, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you in touch with the most appropriate of our contractors reflecting your skills. Once the construction and commissioning of our plant has taken place and we are generating renewable energy we will once again look to employ skilled local people to operate and maintain the plant.
Whilst hard at work designing and constructing the power plant, members of the Templeborough team, including the main sub-contractors, Interserve and Babcock & Wilcox Vølund are also working hard to spread their knowledge, skills and enthusiasm within the local community:
- Templeborough has joined the local Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce.
- The Site team have developed a partnership with Rotherham College and are starting to welcome work experience placements from the college as well as taking classes on site tours.
- Interserve are sponsoring Rotherham College’s football shirts.
- Interserve team members contributed to a careers day at a local secondary school providing interactive sessions on a career in construction. The day involved 250 students.
- We also ran an Insight Zone at the TeenTech event. Held annually at Doncaster Racecourses this is a day designed to inspire 300 students aged 12-13 from multiple local secondary schools that a career in science, engineering and technology is the future!
- Two of the site team have volunteered to be TEKK Ambassadors. This involves partnering with a local school to help deliver a Challenge Project over a number of weeks with students aged 9 to 12 during the Spring term.
We are delighted that Stobart, our fuel supplier has chosen to buy a site at the old Council depot at Greasbrough Road. They are developing this into a fuel processing unit ensuring the fuel supply chain stays as local as possible and any resulting employment opportunities are readily available to the local community.
All this new activity has other knock on effects as our team makes use of local businesses like catering, office supplies, taxis and house rental and other accommodation as well as buying some of our construction materials nearby – all of which supports the local economy.
We are also committed to working with local schools, businesses and community groups that have an interest in what we are doing.