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.
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.
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.