Judges we were inspired by our ‘wrap-around approach’, said Mark Barrett who sits on the Board of sponsors CoTrain, "their effort to engage with young people through local communities, clubs and societies is making a significant contribution to positively promote the industry.”

Constructing Excellence judges continued:

"Willmott Dixon is passionate, caring and progressive about its apprenticeships with ambition to create outstanding opportunities for young people. Its comprehensive programme aims to broaden the attractiveness of the industry and supports a wider agenda for social improvement. Through early engagement with schools and colleges they strive to create awareness of the vast number of opportunities available within our sector, including: craft-based skills; operational management; design; commercial and other professional roles.

"Their research has proven that by providing an apprentice with a ‘good start’ they are protecting the future of the organisation – supporting and leaving a lasting positive impression with an apprentice makes good business sense. Willmott Dixon’s apprenticeship programmes create great competitive advantage, a differentiator when competing for work. Actively and continually resourcing the development of a sustainable workforce through their ‘Building on Better’ strategy has definitely resulted in a positive influence on their bottom-line profit. Willmott Dixon understand that “Investing in apprenticeships is investing in their future.”