Earlier this month, we heard from Jack Hall at construction firm Willmott Dixon. Based in their Manchester branch, trainee manager Jack is responsible for delivering a “Trainee Challenge” project, and needed some help from Kenny Waste Management.
Every year, management trainees across the company take part in the Willmott Dixon Foundation Trainee Challenge. It’s a scheme designed to engage trainee managers with their local community, ensuring that Willmott Dixon’s social values are embedded in new team members from the start. The new managers gain the incredible reward of leaving a genuine positive legacy at the end of their traineeship, as well as developing valuable project management experience.
Jack’s project is to redevelop a Salvation Army building in Manchester. The Salvation Army will continue to operate and worship at the building, while sharing facilities with a Manchester University-led organisation called The Works.
This one-stop-shop service runs employment and training programmes for local people, and Jack’s team are creating an IT training facility, plus office and meeting space for them. The building will also house a foodbank and a community café.
Kenny Waste Management have a long standing working relationship with Willmott Dixon, so when Jack’s project needed some skips, he naturally got in touch with us.
Jack spoke with Paul Eagleton, who heads up Driving Change, Kenny Waste Management’s own social enterprise programme.
This was definitely a project we wanted to be involved with, and Paul offered Jack four free skips to help with the refurbishment. The project was a success and Jack was very grateful for the help provided by Kenny Waste Management in helping him with his Trainee Challenge.
We hope to continue our involvement with this fantastic project, as we’ve been really impressed with the community work that The Works provides; and of course, the Salvation Army has been supporting the Manchester community for generations.
We’d also like to wish Jack continued success with his trainee management programme. He’s been a pleasure to work with, and has so much enthusiasm and commitment for the project.
If you’d like to find out more about Kenny Waste Management’s social enterprise work, through our Driving Change programme, please contact Paul Eagleton on 0161 790 3737.