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UN Sustainable Development Goals

At Shared Apprenticeships, we can support with 9 of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

1. No Poverty

  • Employing young people from the local community
  • Providing robust, consistent HR & PAYE for our apprentices

2. Good Health & 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

3. Quality Education

  • Engaging with local schools across the region
  • Helping to raise aspirations
  • Creating new skills through apprenticeships
  • Providing academic supervision

4. Gender Equality

  • 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

5. Clean Water & Sanitation

  • Most of our apprenticeships incorporate sustainability and environmental considerations – e.g., waste awareness (surface water management and recycling)

6. Decent Work & Economic Growth

  • Creating new jobs
  • Making it easy for contractors to support an apprentice (through Shared Apprenticeships)

7. Reduced Inequality

  • 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)
  • Providing a dedicated mentor for support and guidance from day 1
  • Providing academic supervision to oversee achievement through to completion and onward progression

8. Sustainable Cities & Communities

  • Most of our apprenticeships incorporate sustainability and environmental considerations – e.g., minimising the environmental impact of construction projects and understanding the sustainability issues in projects

9. Climate Action

  • Most of our apprenticeships incorporate sustainability and environmental considerations – e.g., understanding the principles of environmentally responsible work practices
  • 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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