Talent & Skills

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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.
This white paper draws together insights and lessons from the entries to the Unipart Inspiring Young Talent Award 2016, showing how companies can inspire, hire and grow young employees effectively.
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.  
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.
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.
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.
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.