A new partnership offering unique opportunities to Croydon’s residents while delivering improvements to the borough’s road network begins today.
Croydon and FM Conway will be working together for the next seven years, with an option to add up to three extra years to the partnership.
Apprenticeships and work placements for Croydon residents will be available and jobs will be advertised in the borough before being offered to the wider public.
Alongside this there will be funding to help community projects, days set aside for community volunteering, training days for small companies and a commitment to employ applicants from priority groups and support those with disabilities.
James Tallon, term maintenance director at FM Conway, said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the London Borough of Croydon and we are committed to providing work experience and employment opportunities to the residents of Croydon via our Next Generation Highways contract – Croydon.
“Our focus will be on delivering a high-quality and cost-effective service for both residents and businesses to support the council’s regeneration programme for the future.”
The contract will deliver a range of highway improvements and maintenance services for up to 10 years.
“This long-term partnership will deliver a great service for our residents and the borough.
“This maintenance contract will keep the borough’s roads in a good condition, helping Croydon achieve its ambitions while letting everyone benefit from this growth.
“Croydon’s residents will also benefit from unique opportunities to not only find work with our partners but to develop essential life skills. In addition local businesses will be given opportunities to become part of FM Conway’s supply chain.“
Councillor Stuart King, cabinet member for environment, transport and regeneration