Making a Difference
At Shared Apprenticeships, we are committed to making a difference to the lives of our apprentices, to the local communities we work in across the South-West, and to the industry as a whole.
We are a member of the Supply Chain Sustainability School which is leading the way to a sustainable future within the Built Environment. The School exemplifies respect for the planet, colleagues, and wider society. It covers a wealth of topics from Waste, Carbon, Climate Change, Social Value, Fairness, Inclusion, Respect, Modern Slavery, and other sustainability issues, and inspires its members to deliver positive change.
Employment practices –
- Fairness – we implement and monitor a culture of fairness, inclusion and respect through our business including recruitment practices, people management, and retention.
- Modern Slavery – we understand the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act and the due diligence we need to take in order to comply with the Act.
- Local Job Seekers – we reach out and engage with jobs brokerage services and job seekers from local communities and targeted groups.
- Responsible approach – we understand the connection between inclusive and responsible employment practices and staff retention.
Skills needs –
- Training plan – we monitor the skills we have within our business, understand the skills we need in the future, and actively plan to bridge the gap.
- People development – we continually develop our people to ensure they have the skills we need now and in the future. We forecast and plan for an appropriately skilled workforce for future needs.
- Well-being – we apply regulations and internal requirements to promote the mental and physical wellbeing of our employees.
- Business ethics – we operate with integrity and have developed an ethical policy based on our values and those of our stakeholders.
- Supplier diversity – we understand client requirements and stakeholder expectations and how to operate inclusively. We pay our apprentices promptly and report our payment performance regularly.