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Environment

At Shared Apprenticeships, there is an additional environmental benefit to our offer:

  • Environmental policy – we are committed to minimising our environmental impact.
  • Air quality – we monitor the use of vehicles to minimise health risks due to air emissions.
  • Sustainability strategy – we understand how to drive best practice in sustainability using a framework such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more on our Making a Difference page.

Central team –

  • Waste – we aim to minimise waste by recycling and by monitoring responsible sourcing of materials.
  • Emissions – we aim to minimise our carbon footprint by working remotely and proactively seeking ways to reduce mileage.

Our Apprentices –

  • Work – Keeping our apprentices local, and working on construction sites as near as possible to their hometown
  • College – Ensuring wherever possible that our apprentices have the option to study their course on block release or in the workplace
  • Travel – Funding a saver Railcard for those apprentices able / wanting to travel by train instead of driving

Our Apprenticeships are based on Standards, most of which incorporate sustainability and environmental considerations. Examples include:

  • waste awareness – e.g., surface water management and recycling
  • minimising the environmental impact of construction projects
  • understanding of the sustainability issues in projects across economic, social and environmental aspects
  • assessing, identifying and recording the environmental impact of projects
  • understanding the principles of environmentally responsible work practices
  • knowledge of environmental factors when undertaking construction work and potential impacts
  • compliance with environmental requirements