Grant Thornton UK LLP – Responsible Business Champion: Employment

Supporting refugees into employment

Unipart Outstanding Employment Award

Diversity enriches organisations – which Grant Thornton recognises. It supports refugees into employment by deepening their insight of UK working culture, providing valuable experience and boosting confidence.

As a firm that values diversity and inclusion, we are proud to support refugees back into employment.

David Dunckley, CEO Grant Thornton UK LLP.

Societal impacts

Grant Thornton has been able to:

  • share skills, knowledge and resource with a marginalised demographic so individuals can integrate into British working culture and build their confidence to find meaningful employment in the UK
  • shifting perceptions around refugees by showcasing their humanity, challenges and ability to overcome adversity while promoting cultural integration in the UK
  • addressing the skills gap by creating a pipeline for talent which might not otherwise have an opportunity to thrive and flourish.

Business impacts

Grant Thornton has been able to:

  • make a public commitment to diversity and inclusion by acknowledging diversity of thought and talent
  • offering placements which enable individuals to develop themselves while enhancing awareness around refugees’ challenges and adding value to teams
  • showcases its leadership and willingness to innovate in the refugee employability space, while reinforcing credentials as a responsible business through advocacy for refugee employment.

“As a firm that values diversity and inclusion, we are proud to support refugees back into employment. Not only is a positive move for us that benefits both our economy and society as a whole, it’s also highly rewarding for our people. They get to share their skills, experience and insight to help build confidence and support others in finding employment and adapting to life in the UK.” David Dunckley, CEO Grant Thornton UK LLP.

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