Employment case studies

BT Openreach

Veterans employment: the case of BT Openreach

BT has also been a long-standing employer of choice for ex-armed forces personnel and has capitalised on the skills that these individuals bring to its business. 

Updated: May 2016
Categories: Tackling Unemployment

Veterans employment: the case of Fujitsu

Fujitsu has a long-standing affiliation with the UK armed forces, having supplied ICT products and services to the Ministry of Defence (MOD) for over 50 years. Whilst their Defence & National Security arm is seen as a natural fit for Service leavers with an IT background...

Updated: August 2016
Categories: Tackling Unemployment
Bolton at Home: Winners of the Employment for Excluded Groups Award

Bolton at Home - Securing jobs within the supply chain

The cycle of long-term unemployment is being broken by Bolton at Home’s employment programme. Tenants are helped into work and are then better able to pay their rents.

Updated: July 2016
Categories: Tackling Unemployment
GE Aviation Wales' apprentices and staff in front of an engine

GE Aviation Wales – Our Apprenticeship Programme

GE Aviation Wales offers apprenticeships in both engineering and business administration. The programmes provide excellent opportunities for young people and guarantees talent for the future of the engineering industry.

Updated: June 2016
Girls taking part in GE Aviation's Maths Mentoring Programme

GE Aviation Wales – Maths Mentoring Programme

GE Aviation Wales is working with two local schools to provide mentoring support for pupils who are in danger of failing GCSE maths. The jet engineering firm is proving that maths doesn’t have to be rocket science.

Updated: June 2016
McKinsey and Company - Work Ready Programme: Young people in an employability workshop

McKinsey and Company - Work Ready programme

People affected by homelessness are being helped into employment by the McKinsey & Company‘s Work Ready Programme. The training scheme builds skills and confidence in both the trainees and existing staff.

Updated: June 2016
The sign at Brigade, PwC's social enterprise restaurant and bar

PwC - Brigade

The lives of 850 homeless people in London have been transformed by PwC’s social enterprise restaurant, Brigade.  Previously disadvantaged people have been helped to gain skills, confidence and employment. 

Updated: June 2016
Wates Group - Building Futures: A participant in the Building Futures programme

Wates Group - Building Futures

The Building Futures programme has helped hundreds of young jobseekers gain the skills to pursue careers in construction and beyond.

Updated: June 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

Blue Badge Company - Inclusive Employment Initiative

Blue Badge company, where half the staff have first-hand experience of disability, is reaping the rewards for its recruitment policy. The company is boosting both lives and the bottom line.

Updated: April 2016
Categories: Tackling Unemployment
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

EDF Energy - Step into Work

People with disabilities are developing the skills they need to find work thanks to Steps into Work, an internship programme run by EDF Energy.

Updated: April 2016
Categories: Tackling Unemployment
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

HSBC - The Opportunity Partnership

More than 21,000 jobless young people have been helped into employment or training by the Opportunity Partnership, a £30m scheme run by HSBC in collaboration with charities.

Updated: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

National Grid - EmployAbility - Let’s Work Together

Young people with learning disabilities are finding work opportunities thanks to the EmployAbility – Let’s Work Together internship programme run by National Grid.

Updated: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

Pinsent Masons - Working It Out

The life and work prospects of hundreds of London's most vulnerable young people have been improved and Pinsent Masons has gained access to a rich pool of untapped talent.

Updated: April 2016
Responsible Business Awards 2016 - Shortlisted

ACT Training – The Pre-Apprenticeship Programme

The ACT Pre-Apprenticeship Programme supports high-achieving school leavers who are ready and able to enter the world of work, earn a good wage and join a company that can nurture their potential.

Updated: April 2016
De Poel community logo

De Poel Community's Employability Training Programme

Established in 2010 as a sister company to leading temporary labour procurer de Poel, de Poel Community was founded under the ethos of championing employment opportunities for all and generating positive and effective change throughout communities in the UK.

Updated: September 2015

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