YORcivil Major Works includes four value-added themes included in all YORhub frameworks to ensure that projects carried out under the framework bring social, economic and environmental benefits. In particular, the issue of employment and skills has opened up tangible opportunities for local populations, and key figures include: • 2200 people have taken up employment • More than 18,000 weeks of learning provided • 1700 people receive an internship • 29,000 students participating in on-site visits or workshops The new framework is part of a series of YORhub frameworks, which also includes YORbuild2 for construction work, YORconsult2 for construction-related consulting services and YORcivil2, which is available for engineering/highway work up to a factory value of 10 m and for surface work. Eight contractors have secured places under £2 billion from major construction contractors. This new framework will further enhance the benefits of YORcivil2, which includes cost savings for clients and improvements in project quality and program delivery compared to traditional one-time purchases. The framework, known as la yorcivil`s Framework Agreement for Major Contractors, would consist primarily of civil engineering works, including bridge and structural works, roadways and flood protection works. The work programme includes civil works, bridge/structural works, motorway pavement works and flood protection The YOR civil framework has so far preserved 2200 jobs and provided more than 18,000 weeks of learning. YORcivil Major Works is a collaborative regional building framework for the implementation of major civil engineering and motorway projects worth over £10 million for the 22 local authorities in the Yorkshire and Humber region, other regional public bodies and third sector organisations. It is managed on their behalf by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council and Sheffield City Council. Councillor Chris Matthews, Head of the Strategic Management Portfolio at East Riding of Yorkshire Council, said: “It is fantastic that so many small and medium-sized businesses in the Yorkshire and Humber region are benefiting from the new framework and, in turn, hundreds of local jobs and places are being created for apprentices and students. Mark is a Chartered Engineer with over thirty years of construction experience with local authorities in the East Yorkshire region. He has been involved in the creation of key framework agreements for consultants and contractors related to civil works since its inception in the Eastern Constituency in 2000 and has been a key member in the development of the current frameworks included on YORhub. .