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Social Value Model

At Shared Apprenticeships, we can deliver an innovative solution and additional benefit for contractors across all five 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 (typically aged 16-21 years)
  • Making it easy for main contractors as well as the supply chain to support an apprentice (through Shared Apprenticeships)

3. Fighting Climate Change

  • Our Apprenticeships are based on apprenticeship Standards, most of which incorporate sustainability and environmental considerations
  • Minimising travel pollution by:
    • Keeping our apprentices local, working on construction sites as near as possible to their hometown
    • Ensuring that many of our apprentices have the option to study their course on block release or in the workplace
    • Funding a saver Railcard for those apprentices able / wanting to travel by train instead of driving

4. Equal Opportunity

  • Engaging with organisations which focus on addressing equality, diversity and inclusion in the industry – e.g., Building People
  • Offering a bespoke Pre-Apprenticeship placement to support those who have yet to attain entry-level qualifications
  • 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