Case studies

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PD Ports - High Tide programme participants

PD Ports partnered with schools and other Teesside employers to address poor work experience and low awareness of opportunities in the area.

Published: June 2014
Apprentices at Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Trust works with local schools and colleges to create employment opportunities for local young people and recruit a highly trained workforce.

Published: June 2014
Pinsent Masons and Cockburn School

Pinsent Masons works with Cockburn School in Leeds, helping raise attainment and prepare students for work, while motivating staff and raising its profile in the local...

Published: June 2014
Categories: Education
One of Lettuce Flowers' locally grown displays

Lettuce Flowers has embedded environmental sustainability into its core business by offering locally grown and seasonal edible flowers reducing the environmental impacts...

Published: June 2014
Categories: Global Goals
Greggs Ready to Work programme participants

Greggs gives offenders and ex-offenders the chance to gain work experience and employment, building staff loyalty and demonstrating the company’s core values.

Published: June 2014
GEM programme participants

Centre for Partnership created the GEM Programme to offer unemployed and under employed graduates work experience, a qualification and employment within the housing sector.

Published: June 2014
Awards 2014 Big Tick planter

New Diorama Theatre was built by British Land, as part of the Regent’s Place campus, following consultation with local residents that revealed a need for a high-quality theatre...

Published: May 2014
Wates, Re-Shaping Tomorrow

In 2012, Wates worked in partnership with 400 students from schools in deprived communities, raising aspirations among young people and winning business as a result.

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Published: July 2013
Wates Building Futures participants

Wates’ Building Futures helped 54% of its long-term participants move back to employment or training in 2012, while saving the business £1 million in recruitment costs.

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Published: July 2013
Categories: Employment
South-East Local Impact Award - Highly Commended planter

Eat Like a Champ (ELAC) was born following Danone’s discovery that there was a gap in knowledge surrounding healthy lifestyles amongst teachers, parents and children. Danone...

Published: June 2013
Categories: Communities
South East Local Impact Award Winner 2013 planter

The Freshfields work experience programme aims to provide young people from a range of backgrounds with insight into life at a law firm.  Last year, Freshfields provided over...

Published: June 2013
South East Impact Award Winner planter

Jobsite UK’s Beyond Blue programme offers 18-22 year olds a twelve-week volunteering programme based in Portsmouth, culminating in a chance to volunteer in the Townships of...

Published: June 2013
Categories: Talent & Skills
Young people on a Mars work experience visit

In 2012 over 50% of Mars UK Associates volunteered in Slough through the Mars Volunteer Programme.  Alongside this, Mars’ new skills-based volunteering programmes was launched...

Published: June 2013
Categories: Volunteering
South East Local Impact Award Winner planter

Carillion were keen to engage with the local community and, in line, with the company’s vision and values, employee Jason Dowling saw an opportunity to invest in the future...

Published: June 2013
Categories: Volunteering
South East Local Impact Award Winner 2013 planter

British Land aims to implement its Community Charter at all major properties by 2015.  This includes building local relationships and addressing local issues, such as that of...

Published: June 2013
Categories: Education
Pupils of a Reading Business Class Cluster school

Prudential are a National Champion of Business Class and lead and fund the Reading cluster of businesses and schools. They see their Business Class engagement as a way of...

Published: June 2013
RBS volunteers

The Team RBS Islington Playground Challenge is a partnership between RBS and Islington Council to regenerate the twelve adventure playgrounds giving more than 1,000 children...

Published: June 2013
Categories: Communities, Volunteering
UBS - London Employee Volunteering Company of the Year

UBS has a long-standing community affairs programme with the aim of overcoming disadvantage by supporting education and entrepreneurship in its local communities through a...

Published: June 2013
Wates - Business Class

Since 2011 Wates Construction Ltd. have been in a Business Class partnership with Kings Oak Academy in Bristol. The partnership was developed to raise the aspirations and life...

Published: June 2013
Citi, Scaling Microfinance to Achieve Financial Inclusion
International Award - Large Business Winner 2012

As a cornerstone example of its long-standing commitment to expand financial inclusion, Citi has formed a...

Published: June 2012

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