Corporate and social responsibility
When you think about it, social responsibility is woven into everything we do and everything we stand for. As a registered charity, we help young people develop skills and knowledge that equip them for long, productive careers – and in many cases we help them move out of unemployment. At the same time, we provide employers with enthusiastic and talented people who can help fuel growth in their business and the wider economy.
But social responsibility is more than a set of actions: it is a mindset. And that’s why we are always looking for ways to make an even bigger impact.
Take our Breaking the Mould scheme, for example. This was designed specifically to improve the employment and training prospects available to women in South Yorkshire – an area of the UK identified by the European Social Fund as being in particular need. Our Yorkshire & Humberside team worked with local businesses and schools to engage local women and capture their imagination about careers in building services engineering.
Continuing on from this, the Apprentice Ambassador Initiative is to encourage more women into the industry via the apprenticeship route, by using existing and completed female apprentices at specific regional events to promote, JTL, the Industry, Apprenticeships and their respective employers to young women considering their career options.