Gardinia Windows have agreed to the ongoing supply of UPVC waste to support local recycling social enterprise, the Young Engineers Academy (YEA).
The Young Engineers Academy provides young people with mentored work experience to gain a reference as being suitable for apprenticeship in industry. It helps end the cycle of not having enough work experience to get work; giving employers the confidence to recruit.
Gardinia welcomed the project, giving them the opportunity to assist young people contribute economically to their community. The deal also means that replaced windows are locally dismantled into separate materials to achieve maximum recyclability.
Matthew Hill of Gardinia said “The agreement allows us to help young people become dependable employees at no additional cost to our customers. It also fits with Gardinia’s ethos of maximising environmental efficiency.” Ahmed Khan of the Young Engineers Academy states “Many of our young people are determined to prove themselves. The ongoing assistance of companies like Gardinia gives us the raw material we need to provide real work experience.”