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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.

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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.

Ethics –

  • 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.