Global infrastructure services firm AECOM has joined the UK Government’s Northern Powerhouse Partner Programme to support economic growth across the North.
With over 1,500 employees in the region, including more than 230 graduates and apprentices, AECOM is involved in many vital infrastructure projects in the north, including Mersey Gateway, Liverpool South Corridor and the development of Clean Air Zones in Manchester and Liverpool.
AECOM also holds strategic partnerships with universities in the region to foster innovation and research and development opportunities, as well as train the next generation of engineers with the skills that industry need.
The Northern Powerhouse is the UK Government’s vision to maximise economic growth across the north, to provide well-paid jobs, better local and cross-border transport and to support world-renowned universities.
Minister for the Northern Powerhouse, the Rt Hon Jake Berry, MP said:
“It is vital we have world-class infrastructure across the Northern Powerhouse to push forward our ambitions for more prosperous communities prepared to take full advantage of all the economic opportunities that come with our departure from the EU on 31 October.
“From my recent meeting with AECOM it’s clear their key role in major projects transforming the north, contribution to the growing green collar economy and commitment to investing in the next generation of Northern talent makes them an exciting addition to our growing network of Northern Powerhouse partners.
“Together we can build on the Government’s £3.4 billion Local Growth Fund investment to create jobs, boost economic growth and level up across the whole north.”
Andrew Jones, Cities Programme Lead, AECOM, said:
“The Northern Powerhouse is a vital programme that is facilitating the transformational change required to turn the north’s individual cities and towns into a connected economy. Successful delivery requires a focus on skills, innovation and infrastructure and AECOM is committed to supporting the programme through our project work and as a major employer in the region.”
AECOM Cities Programme Lead Andrew Jones recently met with Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry MP to discuss AECOM joining the Partner Programme.