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Ban the Box: How Bristol City Council became the first local authority Ban the Box employer

Bristol City Council has become the first local authority to Ban the Box. The Council will no longer ask applicants to disclose any criminal convinctions until after a conditional job offer has been made, allowing applicants the best possible chance to demonstrate their...

Updated: April 2018
Categories: Employment, Ex-offenders

Alun Griffiths Contractors - Apprentice+

Alun Griffiths Contractors was founded in 1968, is still privately owned, and is one of Wales’ leading civil engineering firms, delivering infrastructure projects across the country and supporting the economic growth of Wales.

Updated: April 2017

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water - Talent Search

Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water is the sixth largest of ten water and sewerage companies in the UK. Welsh Water provides a safe and reliable supply of drinking water along with waste water and sewerage services to over 3 million people living in Wales and some parts of England,...

Updated: April 2017

Moneypenny - Mind the Gap

Moneypenny, headquartered in Wrexham, is one of the UK’s largest telephone answering / outsourced switchboard services, helping more companies than many other provides efficiently manage their telephony with customers and clients. 

Updated: April 2017

Wales & West Utilities - Designing Our Future

Wales & West Utilities (WWU) doesn’t sell gas; it uses its extensive network of pipes to transport gas to homes and businesses throughout Wales and the south west of England.  It responds to gas emergencies, and invests £2m every day across the network, connecting new...

Updated: April 2017

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: Employment
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: Employment
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
Categories: Employment
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
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: Employment
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: Employment
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: Employment