Norma Odain-Hines is the Social Value Manager for Morgan Sindall Construction (part of Morgan Sindall Group) in the Northern Homes Counties Region.
With more than 25 years’ experience in the construction sector, Norma believes the key to the successful long-term partnership between MK College and Morgan Sindall is the shared vision to have a positive impact on the communities they serve.
She said, “Morgan Sindall have been working with MK College for a number of years and have always found them to be forward thinking, adaptable and driven to support the needs and development of all their students.
“The College has grown over the years which has meant we have been able to engage in a number of employer opportunities – from apprenticeship provision to pre-employment training and supply chain engagement. We have also hosted site visits, delivered master classes and careers talks and brought students in on work placement.”
Morgan Sindall Group consists of eight complementary businesses, with over 6,000 staff, working to create long-term, sustainable value in the built environment. The Group’s vision is to be the most sought-after and sustainable business which delivers long-term growth and leaves lasting legacies for the communities in which they work.
The company has recently been supporting the New Futures:MK project, funded by Milton Keynes Council, which aims to help more than 1,000 people back into work, including young people and adults who have lost or are at risk of losing their jobs in the wake of the COVID emergency.
Norma said, “I have a passion for my role and the positive impact it has on people’s lives and the community in which Morgan Sindall work in. We have found that the College is about more than just the normal college provision: it is about the wider local educational provision and the community in which they have campuses.”
She added, “We would definitely recommend working with Milton Keynes College and have already introduced some of our supply chain to them. I would advise employers that due to the constant changes we are all facing, it is wise to work closely with your local College to ensure that the students gain that insight into your business, what behaviours and skills your look for in individuals along with having an opportunity to support new initiatives and training programmes.”
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