Talent & Skills

Responsible Business Week (23-27 April 2018) is an annual awareness campaign which celebrates the brighter side of business by sharing great responsible business success stories.

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Our ambition is a diverse, skilled and healthy workforce that actively volunteers in communities, with business setting public targets on diversity, fair pay, productivity and wellbeing.
Business in the Community Scotland’s Large Company of the Year clearly demonstrated to the judges a diverse, well-rounded and practical approach to responsible business that is embedded in all of its day-to-day operations and tailored for the local communities in which it serves
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.
Barclays has brought greater diversity to their workforce, gained insight into their older customer base, and created new opportunities for older workers through apprenticeships, flexible working, role models and digital skills champions.
EDF Energy are tackling the STEM skills shortage and investing in tomorrow's engineers through educational programmes about sustainable energy. 
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.
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.
Business in the Community's Employment Summit will help business leaders and practioners navigate the changing employment landscape as responsible employers.
Read BITC's report on Generation Talent, two years after the programme's inception.
Being part of the Prince’s Responsible Business Network in Wales, our Members can access the latest thinking and best practice.