The Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award

Recognising businesses that support young people on their journey to a successful working life.

Grace Mehanna, Campaign Director, Talent and Skills at Business in the Community writes:

Collectively, our entrants for The Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award ran programmes that have directly impacted over 1.6 million young people. Together they’ve taken on just under 37,000 young people aged between 16 and 24 and over 3,400 apprentices and trainees in the last year.

What really stands out about this year’s entrants was that they all understood the need to take a long term approach, connecting how they inspire, hire and grow young people. All our entrants acknowledged that is wasn’t enough just to inspire young people but that they also needed to consider how they were hiring and growing young talent in their organisations. Both Sky’s Academies and Whitbread’s UK-wide WISE programme for early careers pathways, show that this connected approach delivers increased retention and recruitment savings. This year, it’s clear that businesses see inspiring young talent as the first step in a longer employment journey.

 

Sky: Winners of the Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award (Large Company) 2016
The Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award, Winner (Large Company) 2016

Starting Out is a Sky Academy initiative that uses TV, creativity and sport to help young people build practical skills and experience. The programme provides over 1,000 work related opportunities for young people each year.  

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 21:53
AmicusHorizon: Winners of the Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award 2016 (Small Company)
The Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award, Winner (Small Company) 2016

AmicusHorizon is a large housing association which wants to support its residents into work and build stronger communities. Stronger communities house better residents so everybody wins. 

Published: Mon, 2016-07-11 21:52
Amey - working with the Duke of Edinburgh Awards: A young lad doing some gardening
The Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award, Finalist, 2016

More than 400 young people from disadvantaged backgrounds have been recruited onto the life changing Duke of Edinburgh (DofE) awards programme by Amey, which provides public and regulated services across Britain. 

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 14:30
PwC - Schools Engagement and Recruitment strategy: a group of students
The Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award, Finalist, 2016

Thanks to consultantcy PwC’s school engagement strategy, almost 6,000 young people, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, have been given the skills and confidence they need to find work.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 14:30
Whitbread - Investing in Skills and Employment: Participants talking together
The Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award, Finalist, 2016

WISE is a ground-breaking programme that educates, engages and employs young people, often from disadvantaged backgrounds, and supports them into the world of work. Run by Whitbread, it provides opportunities in the hospitality sector.

Published: Tue, 2016-06-07 14:30
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted
The Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award, Shortlisted, 2016

Spirent Communications has launched a scheme within its Positioning Technologies Division to plug the tech skills gap and encourage a younger, more diverse workforce to take up science and technology jobs.

Published: Tue, 2016-04-19 07:00

 

 

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