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Pillars of Sustainability

At Shared Apprenticeships, we can support contractors across the three Pillars of Sustainability.

1. Economic impact

  • Engaging with local schools across the region
  • Helping to raise aspirations
  • Employing young people from the local community
  • Creating new jobs
  • Creating new skills through apprenticeships
  • Engaging with organisations that deliver inspirational activities such as job shops, bootcamps, careers events, and work experience
  • Advertising vacancies in the local area
  • Interviewing local people (typically aged 16-21 years)
  • Making it easy for contractors to support an apprentice (through Shared Apprenticeships)

2. Social impact

  • Employing apprentices from a wide variety of backgrounds, regardless of race, religion, or gender for example
  • Engaging with organisations which focus on addressing equality, diversity and inclusion in the industry – e.g., Building People
  • Providing a dedicated mentor for support and guidance
  • Providing academic supervision
    • to minimise any challenges with studying, whether due to academic or mental health pressures
    • committed to completions – we have above average success rates for construction apprenticeships
    • focused on progressing our apprentices into full-time employment and / or a higher apprenticeship

3. Environmental impact

  • Most of our apprenticeships incorporate sustainability and environmental considerations
  • Minimising travel pollution by:
    • Keeping our apprentices local, and working on construction sites as near as possible to their home town
    • Sourcing a local college or specialist provider for our apprentices with many able to attend on block release
    • Funding a saver Railcard for those apprentices able / wanting to travel by train instead of driving
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