svm - Social Value Model

Social Value Model

At Shared Apprenticeships, we can deliver an innovative solution and additional benefit for contractors across all 5 themes of the government’s Social Value Model for public sector procurement.

1. Covid-19 Recovery

  • Engaging with local schools across the region
  • Helping to raise aspirations
  • Employing young people from the local community

2. Tackling Economic Inequality

  • 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
  • Making it easy for main contractors as well as the supply chain to support an apprentice (through Shared Apprenticeships)

3. Fighting Climate Change

  • Most of our apprenticeships incorporate sustainability and environmental considerations.
  • Minimising travel pollution by:
    • Keeping our apprentices local, working on construction sites as near as possible to their hometown
    • 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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4. Equal Opportunity

  • Engaging with organisations which focus on addressing equality, diversity and inclusion in the industry – e.g., Building People
  • Employing apprentices from a wide variety of backgrounds, regardless of race, religion, or gender for example
  • Providing a dedicated mentor for support and guidance from day 1
  • Providing academic supervision to oversee achievement through to completion and onward progression

5. Wellbeing

  • Providing a dedicated mentor
    • to monitor the general health and wellbeing of our apprentices
    • with a Mental Health First Aider qualification to be alert to the mental health of our apprentices
    • with an Enhanced DBS check and Safeguarding qualification to be alert to the welfare of our mostly teenage apprentices
  • Providing a Dedicated Safeguarding Lead as part of our HR Management
    • Level 3 qualified to ensure a clear escalation process if required
  • Providing academic supervision
    • to minimise any challenges with studying, whether due to academic or mental health pressures
  • Ensuring recognised Health & Safety training
    • Basic awareness and overview covered during Induction
    • All apprentices complete external Health & Safety training on starting with us
    • External training includes Asbestos Awareness
    • We collaborate with contractors where other training opportunities arise
  • Keeping our apprentices local wherever possible
    • to minimise travel times
    • to maintain at-home support outside working hours
    • to strengthen ties with the community impacted by the build